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Injured While Vacationing In Florida?

Millions of people visit Florida each year. Florida is well-known for being the top destination for tourism. Whether you visit one of our beautiful beaches, amusement parks or even meet an alligator unfortunately accidents happen. Accidents can result in severe injury or death to someone visiting or working at Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Walt Disney World Resort and others are favorite amusement parks.

Amusement park and theme park accidents are increasing throughout the country as newer and faster rides open. When these rides gain popularity, existing rides may get overlooked as more visitors are crowding the parks. Any accident at Disney World or any other theme park that causes injury or death should get investigated. An experienced theme park accident attorney at Swan Law can help recover financial damages due to an accident occurring in a theme park.

Our firm represents victims of amusement park injuries to hold negligent vendors, staff, or other parties accountable. We work with safety experts and investigators to determine the cause of a theme park accident. We expose poor maintenance, improperly calibrated cables, malfunctioning motors and failed safety belts. Our attorneys also investigate to ensure the ride operators receive proper training and were given drug and alcohol screening tests before being hired.

Common Causes of Amusement Park Accidents

  • Amusement park accidents can be caused by:
  • Negligence on the part of the guest. Example: Refusal to follow specific ride safety instructions or deliberate intent to break park rules.
  • A guest’s known or unknown health issues.
  • Negligence on the part of the park, either by ride operator or maintenance.
  • Generic accident such as slipping and falling which is not a direct result of an action on anybody’s part.

Safety and Regulation

The consumer report safety commission keeps detailed accident records describing injuries that happen on the premises of amusement parks. Approximately 280 million guests visit U.S. amusement facilities and safely enjoyed 1.7 billion rides. Many amusement park accidents take place at local fairs and short term entertainment events. Unfortunately, the safety procedures at the local county fairs not nearly as stringent as at the larger theme parks. Rides are repeatedly put up and taken down. In the meantime, they are banged over bumpy highways and roads as the get transported across the country. When stored, anything can happen. Often these rides are not maintained, improperly set up or simply overused and outdated. The operated may not get proper training or work inattentive to the risks. Getting injured on a roller coaster ride or amusement park grounds can cause serious injury, loss of the inability to work or even death. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and your pain and suffering.

Frequently Asked Questions About Amusement Park Injury

  • Some of the most common injuries you can sustain from an amusement park accident.
  • Whiplash from forced, sudden head, neck and back movements
  • Death from falling or getting thrown off a ride
  • Traumatic Brain Injury from falling debris striking the head
  • Aneurysms due to blood pressure change and eccentric force
  • Broken bones, torn ligaments and or herniated discs
  • Drowning on water slides or water rides
  • Stroke

What if my injury was caused by Product Liability, can I file a lawsuit?

Yes, you can still file a lawsuit. Not all amusement park accidents happen because of human error. Defective ride parts that go unnoticed during routine maintenance can cause damage mid-ride. If you bring a claim  against the manufacturer, you must prove the accident happened because of poor design, malfunction or structure.

Here are a few defenses that amusement parks and ride manufacturers will use in a personal injury lawsuit.

There is an assumption of risk. In court, the defendant may disclose that the plaintiff was aware of the risks before engaging in the activity. They may use this to demonstrate that riders shouldn’t hold an operator or park owner responsible for something they should have assumed to happen.

Not complying with safety rules. When riders get injured, defendants might say they did not follow directions or rules while it was in operation. For not complying with the requirements, they got hurt. There was nothing the operator could have done for individuals ignoring safety rules.

The disclaimer on amusement park tickets. The last defense they might make is the disclaimer on the ticket. The amusement park company may see it as a binding contract that prevents riders from filling a lawsuit. As soon as visitors enter the park, they assume you’re going to take responsibility for your health and safety should something happen.

Keep in mind that with the help of Swan Law Firm, these defenses WILL SELDOM HOLD WEIGHT. We will protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.

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