Amusement Park Accident

Amusement parks are a sense of comfort, joy, and excitement for many people. Used as a getaway to relax and feel extraordinary thrills, no one expects to sustain an injury while visiting an amusement park, whether it be minor, permanent, or life-threatening. Unfortunately, it happens–and when it does–the victims need a team of knowledgeable and experienced amusement park accident attorneys to defend their rights.

When discussing amusement parks, we are not exclusively talking about permanent structures, but also traveling carnivals and fairs. Indoor and outdoor water parks are also a common place for accidents to occur.

At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we are ready to step in and help if you or a loved one were injured at an amusement park due to the park’s negligent or reckless behavior.

In The Area

In Ohio, we are no stranger to amusement parks and attractions. People commonly travel from outside of the state to visit some of our prominent amusement parks.

Some of the popular amusement/water parks and attractions in Ohio include:

  • Cedar Point
  • Kings Island
  • Coney Island Park
  • Kalahari indoor waterpark
  • Castaway Bay indoor waterpark
  • Great Wolf Lodge indoor waterpark (Sandusky and Mason)
  • Soak City
  • Cedar Point Shores
  • The Ohio State Fair
  • Traveling fairs and carnivals

If you have visited one of these attractions and sustained an injury due to the park or operators’ negligence, you may be entitled to compensation—and it is imperative that you call an Ohio amusement park accident attorney today.

Why Amusement Park Accidents Happen

Injuries can occur at an amusement park for a number of reasons, and it is usually due to negligence on the part of the park administrators and operators.

Common causes of amusement park injuries are:

  • Lack of proper training for ride operators and staff
  • Overdue maintenance for attractions
  • Lack of inspection for attractions
  • Technical difficulties
  • Negligent or reckless behavior by the ride operators and staff
  • Impairment by drugs or alcohol by ride operators and staff

Depending on the nature of the accident, injuries sustained from an amusement park accident can range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries we commonly see from these types of accidents are:

If you or a loved one were injured at an amusement park because of one of the reasons listed above, or any other reason, contact us today, so we can advise you of your rights.

Tyler’s Law

Ohio made national news in 2017 when a ride malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus. As a result of the accident, several people were injured and a teenage boy was killed. Over a year later, a girl who was injured in the accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury died from her injuries.

In response to this incident, the Ohio Senate passed a bill named after Tyler Jarell, the boy who was killed in the 2017 incident. Tyler’s Law attempts to strengthen safety inspection standards and requires qualified individuals to be conducting the inspections. The law was signed by the Governor in 2019.

What Should I Do If I Have Been Injured At An Amusement Park?

If you have been injured at an amusement park, there are a number of steps you must take:

  • Keep calm and determine the nature and severity of your injury
  • Alert park staff or someone around you that you have been injured and to call paramedics, if necessary
  • Identify witnesses to your injuries and get their names, addresses, phone numbers, and statements
  • Request to fill out an incident report with park staff
  • Go to the hospital, if necessary
  • Contact a personal injury law firm and schedule a free consultation

Call Us Today For A Free Consultation

If you or a loved one have been injured in an amusement park accident due to the park or attraction operator’s negligent or reckless behavior, contact us today. During your free consultation, we will speak with you about protecting your rights and fighting for the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Coverage of your medical bills related to the amusement park accident.
  • Any future medical expenses you may incur due to your injuries
  • Lost wages and benefits if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages

Our free consultation is an opportunity for you to discuss your amusement park accident with us and obtain reliable information and advice. We will inform you of your best course of action pertaining to your case, even if you decide not to retain our services. It is very important for you to contact an attorney as soon as possible to prevent lost evidence, witnesses disappearing, and deadlines for filing lawsuits from expiring. Contact us today, so we can answer your questions.

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