The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that emergency room injuries from amusement park rides rose almost 87 percent over the last five years. While some cases involve serious trauma and wrongful death from attractions, many also involve lacerations, broken bones or fractures.
If you or a family member suffered an injury at an amusement park, water park or on a carnival ride, you may be able to collect compensation for related expenses and punitive damages.
Here are some questions that a lawyer will explore when considering such a case:
Negligence: Did the park or operation display a lack of reasonable care that contributed to or caused an injury? If the accident occurred on a ride, did the rider take an assumed risk?
Product Liability: Was an attraction inherently dangerous, meaning that maintenance and inspection still would not ensure safety? It is expensive and difficult to prove that a manufacturer could have used a safer design for a ride. A Court will also consider assumed risk.
Premise liability: Did the owner take reasonable care of the construction, management, and maintenance of the facility and grounds?
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury at an amusement park or water park, call our office to discuss your legal rights.