Orlando Amusement Park Injury Attorneys
There have been hundreds of theme and amusement park injuries recorded across the state of Florida, with many of these injuries being completely preventable. Injuries at theme parks, which often occur on rides, can be catastrophic, resulting in loss of limb, disability, or loss of life, amongst other injury types. If you are injured at an amusement park in Florida, please contact our aggressive injury attorneys at the law offices of Moses & Rooth for a free consultation about your options and how to recover compensation for your losses.
Causes of Amusement Park Injuries
Again, most amusement park injuries are completely preventable, and occur as a result of negligence. Some of the most common causes of amusement park injuries include:
- Mechanical and equipment failures of rides, due to manufacturing or design defects or defective/negligent maintenance;
- Slip and fall accidents caused by spills, wet surfaces, and hazards in walking areas;
- Improper ride operation (i.e. stopping a ride too abruptly);
- Amusement park attendee negligence, such as failing to buckle a seatbelt on a rollercoaster; and
- Inherent ride risks, such as the risk of whiplash from stopping suddenly.
When the following acts of negligence occur, visitors can be seriously injured. Common injuries at amusement parks include whiplash, head injuries, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, lacerations, soft tissue injuries, and drowning injuries (on water rides).
Who Is Liable for Amusement Park Injuries?
When an amusement park injury occurs, it is essential that the victim of the accident gets the compensation that they need to pay for their medical costs, future medical costs and rehabilitative treatment, lost wages, and other economic and noneconomic losses. In order to recover compensation for these damages, a plaintiff will need to file a suit against the negligent party (typically the amusement park, a manufacturer of a defective ride, or both). This lawsuit must prove that the defendant acted negligently, the negligence was the cause of the accident, and the plaintiff suffered losses as a direct result of the accident.
In order to prove these elements, a thorough investigation will likely be required. The investigation will likely rely on the assistance of ride construction and engineering experts, accident reconstruction experts, and medical experts.
Our Lawyers Have the Experience You’re Looking For
Sadly, our lawyers have handled a number of amusement park injury claims in the past, and have seen how tragic these accidents can be. We know what it takes to build a claim and hold an amusement park or ride manufacturer liable for injuries. We also know how to total your losses to come up with a fair settlement amount.
If you are involved in an amusement park accident, do not wait to take action. Our aggressive Florida amusement park injury lawyers are here to represent you. Please contact us today for the legal services you can count on.