For more than a century, visiting theme parks has been a favorite pastime of American families. While amusement parks are a fun way to spend the day, they can be riskier than you think. In reality, there are a plethora of ways people can sustain injuries at a theme park.
If you recently attended a theme park and were seriously injured due to no fault of your own, there’s a high possibility you are looking for financial help to cover the costs of your medical bills, lost earnings, and other injured-related expenses. The Miami personal injury attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson have over 50 years of experience helping individuals just like you. We are here to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Common Types Of Injuries Sustained At Theme Parks
In the most recently reported year, there were nearly 1,200 ride-related injuries reported to the National Safety Council.
Due to the variety of rides and attractions at amusement parks, the injuries sustained there can greatly vary. You can sustain minor injuries like cuts and bruises to more severe injuries like neck or spine damage. The most common injuries reported from amusement parks and that will likely result in a lawsuit include:
- Broken bones and torn ligaments or tendons
- Drowning (water rides)
- Head, neck, and back injuries
- Slip and fall accidents
- Traumatic brain injury
- Wrongful death
Theme parks owe all attendees and visitors a duty of care to ensure a certain standard of safety for all individuals. When that duty is breached through either mistake, intentional act, or gross negligence, it can cause serious injuries like those stated above.
What Damages Can You Collect And Who Is Liable For A Theme Park Injury?
If your lawyer brings a successful case either through trial or settlement, you may be entitled to a variety of damages, including the following:
- Hospital expenses and other medical charges
- Damage to property
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Past and future lost wages
After being involved in a theme park-related injury, it is vital that you do everything you can to document the events that led up to the accident, as this information can help us determine who is responsible and recover the appropriate damages.
The type of injuries sustained and how they were sustained will help determine the type of lawsuit to bring, what damages you can collect, and who you can file the lawsuit against. There are many possibilities for who the liable party could be, including:
- The theme park owners typically in a premises liability case
- Manufacturer or designer of the rides damages can be sought through a products liability case
- Ride operators and staff standard personal injury case
It is imperative that you speak with an attorney as soon as you can after an accident to receive the proper compensation for your injuries. The typical timeline and statute of limitations for a personal injury case in Florida are four years.
Contact Colson Hicks Eidson To Discus Your Theme Park Injury Claim
If you or a loved one has been injured while at a theme park, contact our Miami personal injury attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson today. We can be reached by phone at 305-476-7400 or by reaching out to us online.