AMUSEMENT PARK INJURY – Mechanical Failures
Mechanical failures associated with amusement ride-related incidents included missing safety pins, broken welds or structural components, exposed electrical wires, broken drive chains, malfunctioning lap bars or other safety restraints, failure to shutoff, improper detachment of cars, and improper detachment of structural components.
AMUSEMENT PARK INJURY – Operator Behaviors
Operator behaviors associated with amusement ride-related incidents included abruptly stopping the ride (e.g., following an apparent mechanical failure), improperly assembling or maintaining the ride, and defeating safety equipment such as brakes and automatic overheat cutoff switches.
AMUSEMENT PARK INJURY – Amusement Park Laws
The law of most states require the operator of an amusement park to use reasonable care in the construction, maintenance, and management of its facility. While at times courts have refused to hold a park operator liable in circumstances in which a trespasser injured themselves at an amusement park, those cases are usually limited to times when a park is closed. Even parties who do not pay admission or who sneak into an amusement park are owed a duty of reasonable care if the park is open to the public, under the rationale that once a property owner discovers a trespasser the owner owes the trespasser the same duty of reasonable care as an individual invited onto the property.
FIND AN AMUSEMENT PARK INJURY LAWYER IN NEW JERSEY
If you or a loved one has been injured on an amusement park ride, you may be able to file a claim for negligence against the park owners, ride manufacturers, and ride operators.