Spending the day at an amusement park with your family or children can be a special occasion. Usually, it will be a day full of quality time with loved ones and full of happy memories. However, not all amusement park trips end happily. For some families, an amusement park visit can end at the hospital.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury at an amusement park, it is important that you take the time to understand the law surrounding the circumstances of how the injury took place. This will help you figure out whether the amusement park was responsible.
Was the amusement park responsible for the accident that happened?
A person can be injured in many ways at an amusement park. When partaking in a ride, the amusement park must make sure that customer safety is always the highest priority. People can become injured when they do not properly fit into the ride's harness, meaning that they suffer a sprain or a burn during the ride.
It's also possible to become injured when not on a ride. Broken glass, uneven surfaces and unsafe obstacles are some of the most common causes of slips and falls in theme parks.
If you or a loved one was injured at a theme park, it is likely that you will be able to prove that the theme park was responsible if you can show that they failed in their duty to provide a safe environment. If they could have reasonably prevented the accident, it's probable that you have a case. An attorney can provide you with more information about your legal options.
Source: FindLaw, "Premises Liability FAQ," accessed April 26, 2018