Between 1990 and 2010, almost 100,000 children suffered roller-coaster and amusement-park injuries. That’s per the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio and works out to around 4,000 injuries per year. Deaths from roller coasters are also high, with 52 deaths recorded between 1990 – 2004.
The first step is to be aware of the types of accidents that can occur in amusement parks. Accidents can occur at fixed and permanent attractions or even on mobile rides. Mobile attractions are moved to different sites, sometimes cross-state, like the ones you find at carnivals and local fairs. Injuries on such rides can occur due to various factors, including:
More than half of ride-related injuries that occur in amusement parks happen to children under 13 years old. One common cause is young children riding on attractions that are not appropriate for their weight and height. Common injuries reported at amusement parks include:
When an accident happens at an amusement park, the party responsible, or those liable, can be a major worry. While accidents can be caused by mechanical failures, rider misbehavior, operator behavior, and design limitations on rides, liability does tend to vary from case to case.
The experienced team at Dansker&Aspromonte have dealt with a broad range of common claims made against amusement parks when an injury or accident occurs, including:
If you and your family enjoy visiting amusement parks, follow these tips to stay safe:
Parents should be vigilant always and monitor their children as a ride progresses. Keep an eye on the operator’s behavior when your child heads onto a ride and ensure that your child understands safe behavior before going to the amusement park.
Have You or Someone You Know Been Inured at an Amusement Park?
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or accident at an amusement park, our expert team of attorneys at Dansker&Aspromonte have the experience to hold the concerned parties liable and seek the compensation your rightfully deserve.