Amusement Park Injury Attorney Orlando
Central Florida is perhaps the theme park capital of America. With Disney World, Epcot Center, Wet ‘n’ Wild, Universal Studios, and Sea World just to name a few, there are countless tourist attractions that draw millions of people to the Orlando area every year. Unfortunately, amidst all this fun and excitement there is a down side; amusement park accidents. Personal injury attorneys throughout Central Florida handle hundreds of cases each year of tourists that are injured at one of our theme parks. If you or a family member has suffered an injury at a local amusement park, contact the law firm of Todd E. Copeland & Associates today. We are experienced lawyers with the knowledge and expertise to pursue the highest possible compensation for your injury claim.
What Causes Theme Park Accidents?
Amusement parks encompass thousands of acres and are built to accommodate millions of people each year. But many of their rides that are built to provide thrills to their guests also move at dangerous speeds. If proper safety precautions are not taken, theme park visitors may be at risk of injury such as:
- Failed Safety Devices
- Mechanical Parts Failure
- Deteriorating Equipment
- Fatigued Ride Operator
- Food Poisoning
- Slip and Fall
- Negligent Security
- Inadequate Maintenance
Some precautions are taken at the time a guest enters the ride, such as strapping in their safety belts. This will prevent them from falling out when they are a couple hundred feet in the air. But there are also unforeseen issues, such as mechanical problems, that can be just as deadly.
According to the Fixed-Site Amusement Ride Injury Survey published in 2013 by the National Safety Council the chance of becoming seriously injured on a ride at a fixed-site amusement park is 1 in 24 million. Out of the 1,415 ride-related injuries reviewed in the survey only 61 requred overnight treatment at a hospital which is less than 5% of the cases.
How Does Premises Liability Law Govern Amusement Parks?
Theme park operators need to invest in machinery maintenance to ensure that one of their rides does not break down while passengers are in mid-air. Problems with rides are not the only danger when tourists enter an amusement park. There are other hazards to be aware of as well. Food poisoning can be a problem if the park operator has failed to ensure that all the food vendors are keeping fresh eats on hand. Slips and falls can also occur if there are wet areas or places where it there is poor lighting. All of these potential hazards can expose the park owner to legal liability.
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When someone is injured in an Orlando theme park accident, it can cause a number of lasting problems. The immediate medical bills can add up quickly, as well as pain and suffering from the incident. In addition, some injuries may not be apparent until later, such as brain damage from a blow to the head. After you have received medical treatment, it is important to learn your rights following your amusement park accident. Orlando attorney Todd E. Copeland & his Associates are available to give you a FREE, no obligation case assessment. And if you decide to go forward with us, you will pay no upfront fees of any kind. Call us today at (407) 999-8995 or toll free at (888) 999-9149.