Amusement Park & Roller Coaster Accidents
Every year people from around the world flock to Florida for popular amusement park attractions that include Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios. In fact, over 600 million people have come to visit these parks in recent years. Although amusement park accidents are few and far between when compared to more common accidents like auto accidents, there have been a high number of serious accidents and as many as 10 related deaths in one year from amusement park related accidents.
Some of Florida’s more popular parks, including Walt Disney World, are exempt from state regulations that require mandatory reporting of injuries and give the state authority to shut down and inspect rides. Disney only voluntarily submits to safety inspections.
Water parks and water slides are another area where a high amount of injuries due to the negligence of another can occur.
If you have been injured due to an amusement park’s negligence – whether it be from an accident caused by a ride or a simple slip and fall accident – you may be entitled to compensation from the amusement park owners.
Some common injuries that occur at amusement parks include:
• Injuries requiring surgery, sutures and staples
• Slip and falls
• Animal bites and attacks
• Whiplash / back injuries
• Broken bones
• Internal Injuries
• Traumatic brain injury
• Stroke from certain rides
• Oxygen deprivation
• Severe burns resulting in significant and permanent scarring
• Mental anguish and emotional distress
• Operator Negligence, such as an operator who is drunk, impaired or otherwise under the influence of narcotics or drugs
• Defective Equipment causing injury
If your loved one has been injured or died from an amusement park related accident you should be aware that there is a legal deadline for filing such a claim. Therefore, you should contact an experienced attorney immediately.
For more information or to discuss your potential amusement park accident claim, at no cost or obligation, contact us or call us at 954-572-7200. We welcome your inquiries.