Every Day at the Amusement Park Doesn’t End With Fun and Games
The Orlando Sentinel has asserted that newly released Orange Circuit Court documents indicate that Universal Volcano Bay water slide accidents have prompted 73 injury claims involving several slides since the water park opened just three years ago. The insurance company argues that it shouldn’t owe money for injuries and has filed a federal lawsuit against both the water slide designer and the amusement park itself in an attempt to avoid any potential liability. This follows at least nine people opening lawsuits against Universal, including a tourist who was paralyzed on a water slide and a South Florida man who had to have a penile implant after suffering a pelvis injury.
Learning the Risks
Amusement parks are a treasured American past time, well-known as being a place for a day of fun and an opportunity to build memories with loved ones. Because of how beloved amusement parks are, most people don’t really consider how dangerous just being at an amusement park can actually be. Unfortunately, statistics indicate that the number of accidents due to amusement park rides might be higher than you think, or would like to think about. It has been estimated by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission that in 2016 alone there were almost 31,000 injuries seen by hospital emergency departments attributable to amusement park attractions. And in the last decade, more than 20 Americans have died while simply trying to enjoy a day at the amusement park.
Holding the Responsible Parties Liable
Incidents like these are sadly all too common, but that doesn’t mean you should suffer through the physical and financial burden on your own if you have found yourself injured while visiting an amusement park. You may be eligible to file a claim for medical costs, lost wages, future rehabilitation, and pain and suffering damages. However, there are many parties involved with every aspect of an amusement park accident who liability may be attributable to – including everyone from the park itself to the manufacturer of the equipment to an employee who acted wrongfully. The best way to learn about your legal options is to contact a legal team that is experienced with cases related to amusement park negligence who can help you understand your potential sources of helping you obtain compensation for any injuries you have suffered or justice for a loved one’s wrongful death.
Were You Injured in an Amusement Park Accident?
In some cases, an amusement park accident or death involves a product liability. In others, a premises liability situation is at issue. Regardless of the kind of incident that has occurred at an amusement park and led to you or a loved one being injured, you need an experienced lawyer on your side to help you deal with all the confusing aspects of pursuing a personal injury claim. As the Fort Myers personal injury attorneys at The Pendas Law Firm, we are here to protect the rights of the innocent people who have found themselves injured in the Sunshine State because of someone else’s negligence. Reaching out to us can only help you – there is no obligation and it costs nothing to find out what we can do to help you.
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