Can I Sue an Amusement Park for Injuries?
Like every property owner, amusement parks have a legal responsibility to keep their property in a reasonably safe condition. If a person suffers an amusement park injury that could have been avoided if the amusement park had taken reasonable preventative steps, the injured person may be able to successfully sue the amusement park for compensation.
Don't take it upon yourself to determine if your amusement park injury could have been prevented. Instead, turn to a professional attorney with experience investigating amusement park accident cases.
Who Is Responsible for an Amusement Park Injury?
Depending on what caused the amusement park injury, legal responsibility may rest with the amusement park's owner, the designer or manufacturer of an amusement park ride, a concession stand owner, or another company entirely. Sometimes, more than one company may be wholly or partially responsible for paying compensation to the injury victim.
When you file a legal claim after an amusement park injury, your attorney may file the claim against one or more of these potential defendants, depending on the facts of your specific situation. It is important to hire an attorney who has experience investigating and litigating amusement park injury cases and who knows how to untangle the complicated relationships among the various companies doing business at the amusement park.
Common Types of Amusement Park Injury
The following examples illustrate some of the many ways theme park guests suffer injury at amusement parks and water parks:
- Slip-and-fall accidents can cause contusions, concussions, or broken bones and other orthopedic injuries.
- Dangerous or broken amusement park rides can cause seriously devastating injury, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations or decapitations.
- Unsafe or poorly maintained water rides can result in drowning deaths or near-drowning accidents.
- Untrained or unsupervised ride operators can cause malfunctions on otherwise operational amusement park rides if the ride stops short, becomes stuck, jerks unnecessarily or is otherwise operated improperly.
Learn More About Amusement Park Lawsuits
You can get more information by reading the rest of our amusement park lawsuit FAQ section:
- How long do I have to file a lawsuit against an amusement park?
- What laws regulate amusement parks in Florida?
- Do I need a lawyer after an amusement park accident?
You may also want to review summaries of past amusement park accident cases handled by the Florida personal injury law firm of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.
For More Information Call (888) 499-9700
Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A. is an AV-rated* Florida personal injury law firm whose attorneys have more than 100 years' combined experience litigating personal injury and wrongful death claims. Our legal team is available to consult with individuals who have suffered injury at any of Florida's amusement parks and local fairs, including:
- Universal Studios
- Disney World
- Busch Gardens
- Epcot Center
- Florida State Fair
- Dade County Fair
- Broward County Fair
We also represent Floridians who were injured in theme parks outside the state.
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