Behind the bright lights, exhilarating rides and loud sounds of an amusement park are the issues of safety. Amusement parks have the same responsibility for the safety of their guests as any other property owner – despite the inherent danger of the activities they provide.
Although amusement parks can be a fun and enjoyable place to visit, amusement park accidents can be serious, resulting in permanent injury and even death to victims. Unfortunately, not all people end up having a great time at these locations because of a traumatic incident.
The more popular and famous theme parks, including large-scale parks, such as Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Six Flags Magic Mountain, plus smaller ones, such as water parks, carnivals, animal parks, arcades and state fairs, have thrilling rides and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
These parks are supposed to have regular safety inspections and trained personnel operating the rides. Even with these measures in place, sometimes things go wrong. Because of the extreme height and speed of some amusement park rides, the injuries can often be catastrophic.
While most people envision an amusement park injury to be related to a ride, these are not the only types of injuries at these parks. Although thousands of people are injured on rides every year, a significant number of people are injured due to other accidents involving:
- animals in shows
- not following the routine
- tripping on broken sidewalks
- ride operator negligence
- improperly maintained rides
- negligent security / assaults
Serious amusement park injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Neck and back injuries
- Head trauma
- Burn injuries
- Heart attacks
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
Those that own and operate amusement parks have a legal responsibility to ensure the people who visit their parks are kept safe and are not involved in accidents – by properly maintaining and keeping their property in a reasonably safe condition.
Amusement park accident claims often involve multiple parties and insurers. Therefore, these types of claims have the potential to be much more complex than you may anticipate. If you have been involved in an accident at an amusement park, contact the San Bernardino personal injury law office of Welebir | Tierney for the assistance you need at this time.
Our aggressive attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation you need and deserve. Visit us online and submit our contact form, or call one of our offices and speak to an attorney for immediate free no obligation consultation and get the answers you need.