The Most Common Causes for Amusement Park Accident Claims
As one of the most difficult years in recent memory, 2020’s coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown caused issues across the entire world, effecting a number of different aspects of society. From the economy, and the world’s financial systems, to mental and physical health issues, the pandemic essentially crippled the world’s population all at once. And while it had an incredibly devastating effect on all of us, the fact that we were able to begin picking up the pieces and seemingly return back to normal in little over a year was proof on how strong the world’s infrastructure and society has truly become. And with families beginning to travel more, this summer is sure to be a big one for travel and tourism of all kinds, and there are few more popular tourist destinations across the United States than Florida. With so many amusement parks, amazing beaches, and lovely weather, Florida is sure to be a popular destination this year – especially amusement parks like Disney World and Universal Studios. And while these places are relatively safe and risk free, amusement parks are can still have an element of danger, and are often the site of unwanted accidents and damages. In fact, according to Mr. Charles Spinner, the best injury lawyer Sarasota has to offer, Florida has one of the highest incidence rates in the world for amusement park accidents – likely due to having so many different parks and attractions, both small and large. Despite how much these parks have advanced over the years, and how safe the rides are thought to be, according to Mr. Spinner, the best injury lawyer Tampa has around, there are still thousands of injuries each and every year here. And despite this, very little is known about how to handle such amusement park accidents and personal injury cases. In this article, we will be exploring some of the most prevalent amusement park accident cases some things to know about them.
Amusement Park Accident Cases
When it comes to amusement park accidents, cases can range from cuts and bruises to broken bones and severe head trauma. The most serious theme park ride mishaps can even result in death. According to Mr. Spinner, the best injury lawyer Sarasota has to offer, people injured by amusement park rides can bring a negligence claim against the park and its employees or a product liability claim against the manufacturer of a defective ride (or both). According to a study done, approximately ten years ago, there were over 10,000 people injured on amusement park rides each year, and numbers have steadily hovered in that range for some time now. These injuries reflect those that were serious enough to warrant an emergency room visit. Then, in separate figures of the same study, according to Mr. Spinner, the best injury lawyer Tampa has to offer, approximately another 6-7000 individuals were hurt on water rides, and inflatable apparatuses such as a moon bounce, or “bounce house” – generally thought to be far safer. Half of those injured were children, which is what makes things that much worse. Some of the most common types of injuries caused by amusement park accidents include:
· Head and neck injuries, such as whiplash caused by roller coasters and even bumper cars.
· Death – often from being thrown from a ride or falling off of one.
· Strokes, as a result of trauma.
· TBI or traumatic brain injuries – often from the g-force of rapidly changing speeds of a roller coaster, and its effect on the brain.
· Aneurysms as a result of roller coasters.
· Drowning, on different water rides, often where height requirements were not properly observed.
And much more different injuries ranging from broken bones, torn ligaments, cuts, and more.
Causes of Amusement Park Accidents
The fact of the matter is that one of the main reasons people love the amusement park so much, is the fact that there are so many different types of rides going on in the same area. The fact is that these rides, all then require different types of maintenance and more, something that isn’t often done properly. According to Mr. Spinner, the best injury lawyer Sarasota has around, this leads to injuries and death, and should be followed by an immediate lawsuit based on the negligence of the park and the makers of the machinery. Some of the most common causes of such injuries include:
· Mechanical Failure of Rides – Detaching safety harnesses or straps are often the most common.
· Poor Operation – Often, the person running the ride may not be experienced enough or may make mistakes.
· Not Following Instructions – Sometimes its also on the rider, as they might not follow safety instructions or perform illegal actions that are against the safety rules of the ride.
· The Ride Itself – According to Mr. Spinner, the best injury lawyer Tampa has in practice, far too often, rides are simply built far too intense or in a way where certain passengers, who might be more susceptible to certain issues, may not able to withstand speeds, or changes in direction and more – causing injury and even death.
For more information on amusement park cases, and more, be sure to contact Spinner Law Firm today.