Causes of Amusement Park Accidents in Texas & All of the United States
- Inappropriate ride operator behavior
- Mechanical failure
- Construction flaws or design defects
- Failure to post proper warnings
- Uninspected or unrepaired ride damage
- Ride component failure
- Improper ride operation
- Loose parts, corroded, or rusty rides
- Improper safety locks or restraints
- Sharp or protruding objects
- Insufficient height or weight restrictions
- Abrupt starts and stops
- Unsafe loading/unloading procedures
- Faulty assembly
- Exposed electrical wires
- Emergency brake failure
- Poor lighting
- Slick surfaces, particularly near water rides
Common Types of Amusement Park Injuries
Whatever type of injury, you need to speak with your lawyer about your case. A knowledgeable accident lawyer can discuss your case with you and help you understand if remuneration is available. They will also be able to investigate the park's policies and find out what led to your injury.
According to data from the CPSC, approximately 3,400 accidents are reported at amusement parks each year—excluding incidents that occur at the largest sites such as the Disney theme parks.
- Over 270,000,000 people visit amusement parks each year in the United States.
- About 51% of amusement park injuries affect children.
- Women are hurt at theme parks about 1.5 times more often than men.
Seek Answers & Justice with Our Nationwide Water Park Accident Lawyers
Like amusement parks, water parks should be a place for fun. Unfortunately, they are the scene of countless accidents throughout the nation each year. According to a 2016 report by the San Diego Tribune, approximately 1,300 parks are in operation throughout North America. While no exact statistics are available for water park injuries, the Red Cross estimates that about 4,200 people suffer injuries at water parks each year. Notably, these numbers do not include those who need lifeguard assistance without a hospital trip.
If you’ve suffered from an injury sustained at a water park, or if a loved one was killed, help is available. Arnold & Itkin is made of experienced attorneys who are dedicated to investigating drowning accidents to get victims the financial relief they deserve under the law. We know that park owners are responsible for the injuries that guests sustain at water parks, and we are determined to fight for the justice these individuals deserve.
Who Is Responsible for Theme Park & Water Park Accidents?
There are multiple parties in charge of the safety of theme parks and water parks. Each accident is unique, and one or all these individuals may be responsible for a person’s suffering. In the worst cases, drowning accidents and other incidents are fatal, and no at-fault party should escape accountability for their negligent behavior.
Those who might be responsible for theme park and water park accidents include the following:
- Park designers
- Attraction manufacturers
- Park builders
- Maintenance workers
- Other visitors
- Park employees
- Park owners
The parties listed above are responsible for the injuries of water park guests under premises liability law. In short, because guests are invited to a water park, owners and staff have a responsibility to ensure their safety. If someone suffers harm at a water park, it's a failure on the part of owners and staff to protect them. Premises liability is simple: if a water park wants customers, they must ensure that their attractions are safe for everyone.
Water Park Accidents
Water park accidents happen in a variety of circumstances. Even though pool depths in parks rarely exceed a few feet, rough waters in wave pools, rushing water in slides, and other aspects of a water park can cause injury. Crowds make it difficult to spot when someone might be in distress, which is why highly-trained lifeguards are vital. Additionally, even a few feet of water in the wrong circumstances can cause someone to drown.
Common water park accidents include the following:
What Can Water Park & Theme Park Accident Victims Recover?
Victims of an amusement park or water park injury can pursue compensation for medical bills, time lost at work, and even emotional distress. If your loved one drowned at a water park or was injured on a ride at an amusement park, someone is responsible for failing to protect their life, and they must be held accountable to ensure it doesn’t happen again. Though nothing can change what happened to your loved one, you can obtain justice for them with the help of a water park accident attorney from Arnold & Itkin. Our water park accident lawyers have the resources and history of success needed to get results. We’ve won billions of dollars for clients by never settling for less than they deserve and by never hesitating to take their cases to trial when necessary. Call for a free consultation. We handle all upfront costs and only take a fee if we secure a settlement or jury award on your behalf.
Lack of Proper Regulations Hurts Victims of Amusement Park Negligence
With the lack of regulatory enforcement affecting amusement parks and the lack of available statistics regarding theme park injuries, many park operators feel that they do not need to take responsibility for injuries sustained by their customers. As a result, they do whatever it takes to delay or deny payment for injury claims or to settle them quickly for a fraction of the true costs incurred by the victims.
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At Arnold & Itkin, our amusement park attorneys have experience in holding large corporations such as amusement parks accountable when their negligent behavior leads to injuries. If you or a loved one sustained an injury of any type while visiting an amusement park, regardless of its severity, you may be entitled to compensation. The important thing now is to find out about your rights by speaking with a lawyer.
Contact our firm today for a free consultation: (888) 493-1629. We've recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients and remain ready to take on major amusement parks.