Amusement Park Injury

Several of Florida’s major cities have huge theme parks and amusement parks that attract tourists to the state. Orlando alone has Disneyworld, Seaworld, Universal Studios and a host of others. Amusement park rides such as roller coasters are designed to make participants feel a controlled sense of fear, hurling them through the air at high speeds and high elevation. Roller coasters at theme parks work correctly almost all the time, however malfunctions do happen and injuries and death can be an unintended consequence. Roller coaster malfunctions can be extremely dangerous, however they are very rare. Slip and fall injuries and negligent lack of safety equipment or signage are more common causes of theme park related injuries. Theme parks are mostly geared to entertain children, so the operators of these parks must be especially careful as to execute the necessary level of care to ensure the safety of families while they are enjoying their facilities. The personal injury attorneys at The Ansara Law Firm believe very strongly in accountability when negligence causes damages to individuals.

Amusement parks are very expensive operations to run. Between millions of dollars in rides, to employing and paying thousands of people and multi-million dollar insurance policies, suing a big company like Disney is no easy task. Oftentimes, the corporation will settle outside of court in secret so as to not cause families fear that their park is dangerous for children who would want to come in the future. It is important that your attorney has years of personal injury experience and that he or she knows how to handle an injury case. Due to the dangerous nature of theme parks, the company must make sure that they take measures to ensure the safety of everybody on their premise because they are liable for any injuries incurred by visitors as a result of negligence. Negligence is legally defined in the state of Florida as failure to exhibit the necessary level of care expected from a reasonable person in that situation. Common examples of negligent behavior by an amusement park include:

  • Lack of warning signs in hazardous areas
  • Defective safety equipment
  • Malfunctioned safety restraints
  • Exposed electrical wiring
  • Reckless or careless behavior by amusement park staff
  • Slip and Fall
  • Understaffing
  • Lack of adequate staff training
  • Mechanical failures of rides or attractions
  • Unsafe walkways
  • Debris and dangerous materials left on the floor
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Lack of security/surveillance
  • Whiplash from high speed rides
  • Wrongful death

Whatever the case may be, the personal injury lawyers at The Ansara Law Firm will operate with your family’s wellbeing and security in mind. We firmly believe that any amusement park companies whose actions endanger and/or prove to be detrimental to any visitor’s health, safety or wellbeing need to be held accountable, pay for any kind of damages incurred. Theme park rides are dangerous. They can go very fast and any kind of malfunction can result in injuries that could potentially devastate an entire family. Common injuries sustained at amusement parks include:

  • Slip and fall injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Neck injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal/Back injuries
  • Electrocution
  • Loss of limbs
  • Paralysis
  • Wrongful death

For example, if a family is enjoying a vacation at Disneyworld in Orlando, or Busch Gardens in Tampa and the main earner of the household’s income is thrown from a ride and suffers a debilitating spinal injury that prevents them from being able to work for an extended period of time or for life, then that family’s state of wellbeing is halted in a split second. In cases like these, it is important that the family retain a lawyer whose experience will allow them to prove to the court that the negligence of the theme park caused a family’s financial security and ability to earn income to be halted due to their actions. Don’t leave your family’s financial future up to an enormous corporation’s legal team- call the personal injury lawyers at The Ansara Law Firm for attorneys who will tenaciously seek to rectify a tragic injury at an amusement park.

If you or a loved one were recently injured at an amusement park in the state of Florida, call The Ansara Law Firm at (954) 761-4011 immediately to increase your chances of being compensated.