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Amusement Park Accidents

Amusement parks are supposed to provide fun for the whole family, but can also be dangerous places. When someone is injured or killed at an amusement park, the victim or his or her family need to understand how the laws provide protection. Victims should not face financial loss for an amusement park injury and those who have been hurt should hold park owners and operators accountable.

A North Carolina amusement park lawyer can provide guidance, advice, and representation to victims of amusement park injuries or to family members of those who lose their lives at an amusement park. Get legal help as soon as possible when an injury occurs so an investigation can begin and a strong case can be made for compensation.

Serious Injuries Can Occur at Amusement Parks

Amusement park injuries may occur as a result of:

  • Malfunctioning rides;
  • Poorly designed rides;
  • Rides which are not properly maintained;
  • Ride operator error;
  • Mechanical failure of the ride;
  • Failure to provide passenger instructions;
  • Failure to clean and maintain park facilities; and
  • Negligent security.

Park visitors could suffer broken bones; head, neck or back trauma from being whipped around on rides; traumatic brain injury from a fall or from stresses imposed upon the body; brain aneurysms from fast rides; drowning on water rides; or death due to falling from heights. Whenever an injury occurs that was a likely outcome of a failure on the part of the amusement park to ensure safety, victims can make a damage claim for the harm they’ve experienced.

Liability for Amusement Park Injuries

In most cases, the amusement park owners and/or operators are the parties sued when an injury happens at an amusement park. Sometimes, those who designed, built, or maintained the rides may also have claims made against them.

When the amusement park is sued, premises liability laws determine the rights of victims. Victims will need to demonstrate the obligation the park owner or operator had and will need to show a failure to fulfill the duty owed to park patrons. Amusement park owners have an obligation to:

  • Maintain a safe premises;
  • Maintain rides carefully;
  • Hire qualified operators;
  • Provide adequate training to ride operators; and,
  • Ensure that passengers on rides are able to use safety equipment properly.

Amusement park operators must also ensure they follow all government regulations, which vary depending upon whether rides are categorized as permanent fixtures or mobile rides.

It is up to victims to prove the amusement park failed to fulfill its duties, which is a fact-based determination made on a case-by-case basis. Victims can consult with expert witnesses to present evidence showing how the injury happened and why the amusement park should be held accountable.

Getting Help from a Charlotte Premises Liability Lawyer

When you or someone you love is hurt at an amusement park, Brown Moore & Associates, PLLC is here to help you make a claim for compensation. Call 844-452-3688 or reach us online to learn more about how a premises liability attorney at our firm can help you.

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