Universal Studios Florida Injury Lawyer
Protect Your Rights After an Accident with a Universal Studios Florida
Florida has what you might consider to be surprising laws regarding the
reporting of injuries at amusement parks like Universal
Studios. A Florida amusement park is required by state law to report an
injury in only a very limited number of circumstances. If a person dies
at a Florida amusement park, it must be reported. If a person is injured
at a Sunshine State amusement park, it needs to be reported only if the
victim is immediately transported to a hospital and must remain there
for at least 24 hours for treatment, and not just observation.
The construction of Florida law is such that there is a lack of truly reliable
information about the true nature and extent of injuries that occur at
amusement parks in the state each year. With that understood, a person
like you suffers an amusement park injury in Florida with alarming frequency.
Types of Injuries at Universal Studios Florida
Broken bones, bruises, lacerations, puncture wounds, soft tissue damage,
brain injury, and spinal cord injury highlight the list of the types of
injuries sustained by individuals visiting Universal Studios Florida.
Other types of injuries include ride-induced heart attacks or strokes.
In addition to these various types of physical injuries, psychological
issues have been reported as a result of attractions at Universal Studios
Florida. For example, a person involved in an accident on a Universal
Studios ride may end up suffering from both physical and psychological injuries.
Attractions at Universal Studios Florida on which incidents have been reported
involving park patrons include:
- The Simpsons Ride
- Revenge of the Mummy
- Men in Black: Alien Attack
- Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
- Horror Make Up Show
- The Incredible Hulk
- Dragon Challenge
- Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls
Keep in mind that other types of accidents occur at Universal Studios Florida,
including slip and fall incidents and cases involving contaminated food
products. An injury lawyer can assist with all manner of injuries, losses,
and damages sustained at a Florida amusement park, including Universal
Studios and Disney properties.
Compensation for Injuries, Losses and Damages
The nature and extent of compensation possible in a case involving an injury
at Universal Studios Florida is contingent on the specific facts and circumstances
surrounding a particular accident. With that said, two types of losses
typically involve compensation in an amusement park injury case: medical
expenses and pain and suffering.
The reality is that an accident at an amusement park can result in you
being left with a considerable amount in medical bills. In addition, you
may end up having to endure significant pain.
In many cases, medical care and treatment extends for an indefinite period
of time. It very well may include physical therapy, perhaps even occupational
therapy. With the aid and assistance of a skilled Universal Studios Florida
injury lawyer, like a member of the legal team at The Doan Law Firm, you
will be able to seek not only compensation for existing losses, but recovery
for losses, including medical bills and pain and suffering, you reasonably
can be expected to face in the future. The Doan Law Firm can be reached
at (800) 349-0000.
A personal injury lawyer may also be able to assist you in obtaining additional
compensation for your losses in an amusement park injury lawsuit. In the
United States, an injured person oftentimes can see what are known as
punitive damages in a lawsuit. Punitive damages are awarded when the action,
or inaction, of the third party causing an accident are considered particularly
reckless of egregious.
Punitive damages are designed to not only provide additional compensation,
but to punish an amusement park for particularly dangerous conduct. Of
course, in the grand scheme of things, nothing ever really fully restores
a sense of justice when a person is injured. However, punitive damages
do provide an element of justice in some cases.
No Attorney Fees Unless You Obtain Compensation
The Doan Law Firm does not charge you an attorney fee in an amusement park
accident case unless the firm obtains compensation for you through a settlement
or judgment in your case. The fee is a reasonable, agreed-to percentage
of a settlement or judgment.
Hire a Skilled, Compassionate Universal Studios Florida Injury Lawyer
The Doan Law Firm has a legal team that is experienced at assisting people
who have been injured at amusement parks in Florida, including at Universal
Studios. A personal injury lawyer from The Doan Law Firm will schedule
an initial consultation with you at a time and place that is convenient for you.
You can schedule an initial consultation with a Florida amusement part
attorney by calling (800) 349-0000 any time, day or night. Out injury
hotline is answered 365 days a year. There is no charge for an initial
consultation with a personal injury attorney from The Doan Law Firm.