Did you or your loved one suffer an amusement park injury? You are not alone. Although amusement park injuries are rare, they do occur, and they can sometimes cause serious injury, disability, or death. Fortunately, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation if you decide to file an amusement park injury lawsuit.
Do I Have an Amusement Park Injury Lawsuit? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one has been injured after visiting an amusement park Injury, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Personal Injury lawsuit.
UPDATE: Dallas Woman Dies in Texas Six Flags Roller Coaster Accident
July 22, 2013 — The family of Rosy Esparza has hired an attorney and they may file an amusement park accident lawsuit. Esparza died after falling from the Texas Giant ride at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. Click here to read more.
June 6, 2012 — An investigation from the Orange County Register has found that Disney theme parks have been the subject of 140 personal injury lawsuits since 2007. Most of these injuries were settled out of court or dismissed. One law professor quoted in the article said that amusement parks have an incentive to settle injury cases quickly and quietly to avoid public-relations issues with a public trial.
Amusement Park Injuries
More than 25 million people visit amusement parks every year, and yet there are relatively few amusement park injury lawsuits. This is good evidence that amusement parks are generally safe, and the parks usually do a good job of protecting their visitors.
Unfortunately, every year, some people are seriously injured at amusement parks. When most people think of amusement park injuries, they think of horrific roller coaster accidents, drownings, and other deadly accidents. Actually, there are many types of injuries that can occur in an amusement park. Many personal injury lawsuits are filed for slips, trips, or falls that occur in a theme park. Other times, people are injured by malfunctioning equipment, employee negligence, or food poisoning due to poor sanitation.
Examples of amusement park injuries that were recently settled out of court:
- A man who suffered burns after a Disneyland employee poured hot coffee on his arm
- A man who was hit in the head with a sheet of metal that allegedly flew off a food cart
- A woman who slipped on eggs on the floor at an amusement park hotel
- A man who was injured when he sat on a bench that rolled over
- And more
If you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit against an amusement park, you are not alone. Hundreds of amusement park injury lawsuits have been filed in the last few years. Most of the time, the claim is dismissed or settled outside of court for an undisclosed amount of money.
There is no way to put a price tag on a ruined vacation. However, qualified amusement park injury attorney at The Clark Firm, LLP can help you make the best case possible, for the greatest amount of money you deserve. You could be entitled to significant financial compensation for your pain and suffering, lost income, past and future medical expenses, and more.
Slip, Trip, and Fall Amusement Park Injuries
Around one-third of amusement park injury lawsuits are due to slips, trips, or falls. These injuries can occur anywhere in a park. People may slip in a pool of standing water or on a slippery surface. They may trip on a curb that is not easily visible, or on stairs that are poorly designed. Often, these serious and debilitating injuries occur because some part of the park was not designed with safety in mind.
A serious slip, trip, or fall could cause the following injuries:
- Broken bones
- Cuts, scrapes, or lacerations
- Pulled or torn muscles
- Injuries to tendons, ligaments, or muscles
- Head, neck, or back injury
- And more
Ride & Roller Coaster Amusement Park Injuries
Some of the most serious injures occur on rides and roller coasters inside amusement parks. When people board these rides, they assume that they will be thrilled in a safe way. Unfortunately, amusement park rides and roller coasters occasionally cause serious injuries, disabilities, or death.
Injures on roller coasters often occur because:
- The ride is designed improperly, leading to sudden jerking or dropping that can exacerbate back injuries, neck injuries, and more
- Employees do not secure a patron properly
- Ride operators do not follow proper safety procedures — for example, allowing more than one person on a water slide, leading to a collision at the base of the ride
- The theme park does not maintain or conduct safety checks on the machine, and it malfunctions
- And more
Do I have an Amusement Park Lawsuit?
Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged.
Collen’s amazing success in the courtroom and well known dedication to his clients has earned him the recognition of his peers as one of The Top Trial Lawyers in Texas.”
The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $60 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact us for a free amusement park injury lawsuit review.