The Consumer Protection Safety Commission estimates the number of serious injuries on amusement park rides that are severe enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room have raised to almost 5000 each year.
Claims form injuries sustained during a trip to an amusement park range from food poisoning, to a slip & fall getting on or off a ride, to a serious injury on an attraction. If you are a victim of an amusement park injury, you owe it to yourself and loved ones to understand your legal rights.
Thousands of injury and accidents happen at carnival rides and amusement park rides. An amusement park accident can happen from a defective plan or defective construction of the ride. Safety devices can and do fail at amusement ride accidents.
Carnival rides are setup in touring cities and inspected by the state inspectors before a single child enters the ride. This safety check does not always mean that the ride is safe. A defective part or safety piece can fail in these carnival ride accidents. A roller coaster whiplash, an arm injury from a harness part failure, or a leg injured from a defective ride gate, can be life threatening and in the long term you could develop permanent damage to nerves muscles or have spinal cord injuries.
Whenever there is an accident that results in injury, whether in an automobile, boat, or roller coaster, it is crucial that you document the injury and the circumstances surrounding the accident.
1.Make sure you report the injury to the amusement park authorities immediately and insist that they write a report and get a copy.
2.Record the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any witnesses.
3.Seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you feel that your injuries may be minor, they could lead to significant impairment in the future.
4.Get the advice of an experienced amusement park accident attorney without delay.
5.Do not volunteer any information regarding the accident to anyone other than your attorney and refer all enquiries directly to your lawyer.