If you or someone you know was seriously injured at a Six Flags theme park, you are not alone, and you may have a Six Flags injury lawsuit. Although serious injuries are very rare, they do happen. Most of the time, they occur due to slips, trips, or falls within the park. However, major accidents on rides at Six Flags have also caused severe injury and permanent disability.
Do I Have a Six Flags 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 a Six Flags theme park, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing an Amusement Park 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.
Six Flags Injury Overview
When people visit theme parks, they expect to have a good time. Theme parks have an interest in keeping their visitors safe and happy, so they will return again and again. Unfortunately, sometimes, serious injuries occur at theme parks — including Six Flags. These injuries are very rare, but they do occur.
What are some examples of severe injuries that have occurred at Six Flags theme parks?
- In 2010, a young girl who was riding the Whirligig swinging ride fell from her swing and broke her arm. She was at a Six Flags in Fiesta, TX.
- In 2007, a 15 year-old girl had both of her feet amputated above the ankle while riding the Superman Tower of Power, a dropping ride located at a Six Flags in Kentucky. A cable snapped and somehow became entangled around her feet just before the ride dropped.
- In 2006, a woman claims that she was struck by an object while riding a 60-mph roller coaster at a Six Flags in Aurora, Ohio. Although the park knew visitors sometimes threw rocks at the roller coaster (there were rocks under the ride and on walkways), park officials did nothing to prevent the hazard. The woman suffered severe head injuries.
- In 2001, a young girl nearly drowned in a pool at a Six Flags in Ohio. Apparently, the girl was sucked into an underwater drain pipe. The grate covering the pipe was broken. The girl was underwater for four minutes before she was rescued.
For a theme park to be financially liable for an injury, they must be found negligent. This essentially means that they neglected to do something they should have done to keep you safe. Maybe the employees failed to inspect, maintain, or operate a roller coaster properly. Perhaps they failed to fix a known safety hazard. There are many ways a theme park could be found negligent for your injury.
Theme Park Injuries
Some of the most horrific Six Flags injuries have occurred on rides, roller coasters, and attractions within the park. Though rare, these types of injuries are usually very serious — roller coaster injuries often cause permanent disability or death.
Other common theme park injuries that could occur at Six Flags include slip, trip, or fall injuries. These injuries could occur due to hazardous walkways or stairs, or in an unsafe ride boarding area, or in a restaurant where employees fail to clean up spills. These types of injuries can occur almost anywhere within a theme park.
Common theme park injuries may include:
- Slip, trip, or fall injuries
- Broken bones
- Lacerations, cuts, scrapes, or serious bruises
- Twisted ankle
- Sprains, strains, etc.
- Joint injuries (ankle, wrist, knee, etc.)
- Head injury
- Back injury
- Amputated limbs, fingers
- And more
Do I have a Six Flags Injury Lawsuit?
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