Theme and Amusement Park Accidents

Florida is home to many theme parks such as Disney World, Busch Gardens, Sea World, Universal Studios, Lego Land and others. While the rides at these parks may be fun, people are injured almost every year while riding an amusement or water park ride. During the first three months of 2012 according to the Central Florida theme park injury report, 16 guests were injured at Walt Disney World, 4 guests were injured at Universal Studios, and 2 were injured at Lego Land. Amusement Park accidents are not limited to major amusement parks but occur frequently at local fairs and carnivals. An average of 4.5 wrongful deaths occur each year as a result of amusement park ride accidents.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimated that 36,749 individuals were injured on amusement park rides in 2010 nationally.

The rules of law dictating the outcomes in these cases are usually based on general negligence, premises liability, and products liability law. Amusement park owners are responsible for the safety of their guests when on a ride that is inherently dangerous. Amusement park injury cases can be complicated because there may be many parties at fault, from the owner of the park to the company that installed and/or maintains the ride. These laws require a personal injury attorney knowledgeable in these areas. Jeffrey R. Davis P.A. has 25 years of experience handling matters in these areas.

Amusement Park Injuries in Miami

The law firm has investigated and handled cases involving:

  • Defective Amusement Attractions
  • Improperly Secured Rides
  • Malfunctioning Lap Bars and Restraints
  • Dangerous Conditions
  • Mechanical Failure
  • Poor Maintenance
  • Negligent Supervision of Minors

Frequently, amusement parks and their insurance adjusters may rush to offer a quick settlement that only covers immediate medical expenses and lost wages, but do not account for long-term expenses. It is important to seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury attorney before signing agreements that may restrict damages in your case.