Amusement Park Injuries and Liability
It’s reached the time of year that many Southerners have been waiting for: fall. With the change of seasons comes long-anticipated, cooler weather, making outdoor activities of all sorts that much more enjoyable. On top of that, the upcoming holiday weekends mean plenty of packed days at amusement parks in the near future.
The extra traffic at these attractions can often lead to an increased risk of accidents. In the event of a theme park accident, the park may be held responsible for any injuries you or a loved one may endure. Learn more about how to reduce your risk of having an amusement park accident from the experienced attorneys at Pope & Howard in Atlanta, GA. And if you think you may have a case, call our firm today: (404) 885-9999.
Staying Healthy and Safe at Amusement Parks
While some accidents are unforeseeable and occur randomly, there are a few things you can do to minimize your risk of falling victim to injury.
In many cases, sticking with your gut can keep you out of danger. For example, if you notice that a ride or attraction looks unsafe or improperly maintained, consider avoiding the ride. Even if the ride looks safe, you may notice negligence on the part of park staff that might give you second thoughts.
It is also important to be aware of all posted park and ride rules and warnings so that you don’t unknowingly put yourself in harm’s way. When in doubt, the best move is to avoid any unnecessarily hazardous situations.
How Amusement Parks Can be Liable
Sometimes, no amount of caution or vigilance on your part can prevent an accident at an amusement park. In these situations, amusement parks may be found liable for your injury. The most common amusement park injury cases occur due to the negligence of either park staff or the park itself.
For example, if you have poof an employee operating a ride failed to follow proper safety protocols or was otherwise negligent and caused an accident or injury, the park may be held responsible for their actions.
Parks can also be found liable for failing to properly maintain rides or inspect rides for safety. Failure to post proper warnings about the health risks of rides for individuals with pre-existing conditions like high blood pressure or heart problems can also make parks liable.
Sometimes, accidents occur that not even the park or its staff can prevent. If a ride is built or repaired with a faulty part or piece of equipment, the manufacturer of the part or ride can be held responsible.
While the most serious amusement park injuries generally occur on rides, parks can also be found liable for slip and fall accidents that occur on park grounds.
If you have been injured at a park due to no fault of your own, you may have a personal injury case and should talk to our firm about moving forward with litigation. You can receive compensation for lost wages, hospital and doctor bills, pain and suffering, and more.
Call Pope and Howard About an Amusement Park Injury Case in Atlanta, GA
When you or a loved one suffer from an injury at an amusement park, the stress of handling medical expenses and going to doctor appointments can be draining. Don’t let that stop you from getting the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact Pope & Howard today at (404) 885-9999 and take the first step.