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Amusement Park Accidents / Injuries

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Amusement Park Injury and Death Lawsuits 

The Fox Law Firm is Reviewing Potential AMUSEMENT PARK INJURY Claims

  • Death
  • Paralysis
  • Bone Fractures
  • Severe Whiplash

If you were potentially seriously injured as a result of an accident at an amusement park, or you have a loved one who was injured or even died following an accident at an amusement park, please contact us immediately for a FREE potential case evaluation, and for superior legal representation.

You may have a claim for legal compensation. 

Each and every year tens of millions of regular citizens, families, and friends visit amusement parks for what they presume will be a fun day out; unfortunately, however, a substantial number of such excursions end in mental and physical trauma, critical injury and even death. 

In 2005, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) compiled statistics that collectively paint a full and stark picture of the scope, range, and frequency of accidents, injuries, and deaths at amusement parks.

For example, in the last half-decade, the number of injuries incurred at amusement parks has increased by almost 90 per cent.  

The CPSC has additionally reported that in 2005 alone, reported injuries and accidents at U.S.-based amusement parks exceeded 15,000; while in 2004, 2,500 injuries that resulted in treatment at hospital emergency rooms for 2,500 individuals involved in accidents on mobile-rides.

Also in 2004, bounces and inflatable slides collectively resulted in almost 5,000 injuries that required hospital treatment. Moreover, the CPSC’s statistics reveal that throughout 1999, more than 10,000 individuals needed hospital treatment following accidents at amusement parks.

Of this total, around 7,000 of the accidents had taken place on fixed-rides, and more than 3,000 on mobile-rides. As far as fatalities at amusement parks are concerned, stated the CPSC, during the period from 1987 to 2000, there were, on average, 4.5 per year; while between 2002 and 2005, 4 deaths resulted from accidents at amusement parks.  

The outcome of amusement park accidents can be serious and tragic for both the victim and their loved ones, and may include:

  • Death
  • Whiplash that may result in ongoing physical problems for the victim
  • Severe bone fractures
  • Paralysis following the severing of the spinal cord
 Three forms of liability may apply in amusement park accidents that result in injuries and death:
  • Negligence: this can essentially be described as conduct that is culpable, chiefly due to the fact that it does not meet the standards of what any reasonable person would undertake to carefully ensure another person was adequately protected from any potential risks to their physical well-being
  • The Premises Liability Law: a piece of legislation that can lead to the individual or individuals that are liable for the amusement park being held liable for injuries and/or deaths suffered by those visiting the park   
  • The Product Liability Law: an area of law in which those who manufacture, distribute, supply and/or sell certain products can be held liable for injuries and deaths that that the same products could potentially cause. In terms of amusement parks, the liability may relate to defects and errors that specifically occur at the time of manufacture; flaws in the design of the fixed-ride or mobile-ride; and a distinct lack of appropriate warning for those people visitors to use the rides

Additional information: 

Rideaccidents.com 

Nationmaster.com

Fox News
 

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