Injured at an
Amusement or Theme Park?
“Other lawyers said that my case was too
hard, but Hill & Moin were confident. I was
so happy with them. They were – in one word
- Maria Olivero -
Injured when she slipped and fell.
parks are meant to be fun and exciting,
however, there may be dangerous conditions on
the premises that can lead to serious personal injuries. Over
three hundred million people
visit amusement parks each year in the U.S. but
unfortunately, some visitors become victims of
accidents that occur due to negligence or faulty
equipment. Unfamiliar surroundings along
with other distractions such as parades,
fireworks and large crowds may contribute to a
variety of circumstances that leading to
unexpected consequences. Amusement park
operators may be held responsible for the injuries that guests
sustain during their visits to the park or their stays at
an affiliated hotel.
park injuries include:
Fall/ Trip and Fall accidents - Crowded and
unusual environments present foreseeable risk of
injury. This may include:
falling on stairs; tripping on tracks or other
obstacles resulting in back, neck and shoulder
injuries, broken bones and head injuries. In addition,
visitors may be injured by objects that have
not been adequately secured or are in "splash
zones" or other wet areas. Common
trip and fall/ slip and fall injuries occur when
entering or exiting rides and attractions and
encountering unexpected obstructions or uneven
Slip and Falls
frequently occur when a surface or pathway
is in a condition that causes the person to slip.
(i.e. wet surface around a water ride or in a bathroom).
Trip and Falls
often occur when a foreign object or a
impediment in the
pathway causes a victim to fall.
(i.e. power cord, uneven walkway,
obstacles, poor lighting, broken escalator, mis-leveled elevators, garbage and debris,
or Exiting Rides - The phrase "watch your step" is
commonly heard for a good reason. The
unpredictable movement of rides can make it difficult
to board or disembark when navigating these unfamiliar
circumstances, especially with children. This can result in broken bones, head
and neck injuries, back injuries and other
serious forms of physical trauma.
Error or Mechanical Failure - Ride operators
may be poorly trained or distracted and failures
in automated systems may prevent a ride from
coming to a complete stop when boarding or
exiting, especially when the attraction is
Defects - Roller coasters and other
amusement rides often require complex designs
which push the boundaries of physics and
computer automation. Improper programming or
design can cause unsafe conditions which can occur
as a result of vendor negligence.
Maintenance and Repairs - Amusement park
rides are complex machines that require
significant maintenance. Loose cables, rusted belts,
malfunctioning or worn out parts and broken safety latches
are just a few of the mechanical items that need
to be closely monitored and maintained by theme
park operators. Any of these items can fail
without warning and cause serious injuries to
guests and theme park employees.
Protruding Objects - Improperly secured
objects or items with sharp edges can hit, cut
or trip unsuspecting visitors without warning,
causing lacerations and other serious injuries.
Theme park owners are responsible for ensuring
that all equipment is properly maintained and
that guests are not subjected to potentially
and Stops - Theme parks employees are
constantly challenged by long lines of guests
who are anxiously waiting to board their next
adventure. Rides stop and start at a moment's
notice due to delays or when guests trigger
automated sensors. In an effort to keep
things moving, ride operators often push the
limits of fun vs safety and things can go wrong.
Rapid acceleration and unexpected turns and
stops can be hard on the body and can cause
chronic injuries. If you have suffered an injury
while visiting a theme park we can help.
Objects - Rides and waiting areas are often
heavily decorated at ground level and above.
Improperly secured objects can
become flying projectiles and may cause serious
injuries to visitors with little or no warning.
Worker injuries -
Employees often suffer serious injuries
supplies, working with heavy equipment and
machinery or falling from scaffolding or other
elevated equipment. In addition, employees may work in confined
areas behind the scenes and often rush to
provide optimal service to their awaiting
guests. Even though they may feel well
acclimated to their surroundings, the constantly
changing challenges of amusement park support
and maintenance can be hazardous. If you have been
injured on the job (regardless of your
nationality or point of origin), we can help you
obtain the compensation that you deserve.
Death/ - Unfortunately, a small percentage
of visitors never return from their destination.
When a fatal accident occurs, relatives are
overwhelmed by grief and their minds are filled
with questions. Families deserve to
know what happened and we can help obtain the
answers that they need while aggressively
pursuing compensation for their loss.
experienced attorneys can represent passengers
who have visited major theme, adventure and
✓Disneyland, Disney World or other
Disney Theme Parks
✓Six Flags Theme Parks
✓Go Cart Tracks
✓Specialty Theme Parks
Many venues insert a
statute of limitations
clause in their contract and often visitors
fail to make an immediate claim. Therefore, it is highly
recommended that one follow up on a theme park or
amusement park related case as quickly as possible.
In court, the
accused property owner will have attorneys that will try
to refute and devalue your case. Having an
experienced personal injury accident lawyer on
your side will help fight and counter the testimony
given by the venue's operators.
You have the right
to receive proper compensation for the injuries
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