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With theme parks and resorts such as Walt Disney World. Legoland, and SeaWorld, the Orlando area has become one of the nation’s top vacation spots. Unfortunately, an amusement park accident can ruin a family vacation by cutting it short and sending a family member home with an injury.

Who Is Liable In an Amusement Park Accident?

Any time you are on the property, an amusement park is responsible for your safety. When an accident occurs the park will usually be held responsible for any medical and other costs that are incurred by a visitor.

According to studies made by various agencies such as the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission, most accidental injuries in amusement parks occur while the victim is a passenger on one of a park’s rides.

When such accidents occur, they can usually be traced back to one of four causes:

  • A mechanical failure of the ride
  • The nature of the ride itself
  • Improper operation of the ride
  • Failure of a passenger to follow the ride operator’s safety instructions

With these causes in mind, we can take a closer look at how an accident might happen.

  • A mechanical failure of the ride

In spite of all the built-in engineering safeguards and other safety features, there are times when a mechanical failure will occur. If it can be demonstrated that the ride was not properly inspected each day, a case may be made that the failure was due to a problem that should have been found if a proper inspection had been performed.

  • The nature of the ride itself

Some rides such as roller coasters or spinning rides subject a passenger to sudden changes in momentum that are felt as “g-forces.” Some riders may not be physically capable of withstanding these rapid changes and will suffer an injury, even if they appear to be in good health.

  • Improper operation of the ride

When a ride is manufactured, it has already been tested under almost every possible condition before its operating parameters are established. If the ride’s operator should exceed those safety parameters by accident or through negligence, the park may be liable for any injuries that occur.

  • Failure of a passenger to follow the ride operator’s safety instructions

It would seem that it is in everyone’s best interests to follow instructions that are meant to keep us safe. It is also human nature that sometimes we don’t do a very good job of following those instructions. In the case of an amusement park ride, the ride’s manufacturer should have been aware of the fact that people would not follow safety instructions and should have designed the ride to be safe regardless of what a passenger might do. The fact that an accident happened is usually considered to be proof that there was a defect in design and that the manufacturer is liable for any injuries that later resulted.

Damages that Can Be Recovered Following an Amusement Park Accident

Although each injury is unique, in many cases an Orlando amusement park accident lawyer can usually help you get compensation for the following types of damages.

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Compensation for your pain, suffering, and mental anguish
  • Lost income due to disability
  • Punitive damages from the responsible parties for your injuries

To learn the type of damages that you may be entitled to recover, you should talk to our Orlando amusement park accident lawyer by calling (800) 349-0000 to discuss your particular injury case.

Why You Need an Orlando Amusement Park Accident Lawyer

If you, or a family member, were injured in an amusement park accident the first thing that you should do is to get medical attention. Although the larger parks have their own medical clinics on site, you should also see you family doctor as soon as possible. This is because the parks’ medical clinics are not equipped with the proper equipment to perform a complete workup of neck and back injuries. Since many neck and spine injuries do not produce symptoms until weeks after the injury, you will need to see a neck and spine injury specialist to receive proper treatment.

When you contact the Orlando amusement park accident lawyer at the Doan Law Group, you initial consultation is always free and does not obligate you to hiring our firm. Should you decide that we should represent you, we will assume all costs that are necessary for us to win your case in return for an agreed-upon percentage of your final settlement.

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