Theme Park Accidents

11986492_mThe theme park and amusement park accidents that we see in the news are terrifying and dramatic, but they are not the most common types of amusement park accidents. More often, theme park visitors and employees are injured in accidents which do not draw the attention of other theme park goers or the media. Even so, the resulting injuries can be catastrophic or fatal.

Amusement Park Accidents and Injuries

Serious ride malfunction is the most feared amusement park accident, and it does happen, but there are many other types of theme park accidents that can cause severe injuries including:

  • Accidents while entering or exiting rides
  • Slipping out of restraints
  • Excessive G-forces on rides which are functioning normally
  • Noises so loud that they cause serious hearing damage
  • Slip and fall
  • Trampling
  • Criminal assault
  • Food poisoning
  • Parking lot accidents

Causes of Theme Park Accidents

Causes of amusement park accidents include:

  • Design flaws in rides
  • Poorly constructed rides
  • Inadequately maintained rides
  • Defective restraints and other defective safety equipment
  • Failure to properly inspect rides
  • Mechanical malfunction
  • Uneven sidewalks and walkways
  • Failure to clean up spills and messes in a timely fashion
  • Failure to enforce ride restrictions
  • Failure to warn passengers of ride dangers or restrictions
  • Inadequately trained ride operators
  • Errors by ride operators, such as starting a ride before all passengers are properly secured
  • Inadequate crowd control
  • Inadequate security
  • Poor parking lot design

If you or someone you love has been injured at a theme park or amusement park, one of our peer-reviewed accident attorneys can help you pursue justice. Please contact us to schedule your free initial consultation.

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