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Days spent at theme parks are supposed to be a magical and fun break from everyday life. However, when certain safety precautions are overlooked, something can go wrong, resulting in injury or fatality. Over the last few years, there have been thousands of amusement and theme park-related injuries resulting in hospital stays and even death in America, with over 30,000 in 2016 alone. This large number of injuries may be due to a variety of factors including inconsistent regulation, lack of inspections, mechanical oversight or operator failure. Victims of these accidents, as well as their families, may deal with:
- Pain and suffering
- Expensive hospital and doctor bills
- Loss of wages due to inability to work
- Permanent and life altering damage such as paralysis or loss of limbs
This is where a personal injury attorney can help.
What do I do if I am Hurt?
If you are hurt at a theme park the number one thing you need to do is document everything. If you’re able to, take pictures and notes on your phone of the injury and the scene, and ask nearby spectators to be witnesses and take down their contact information. Do not try to force anyone to help you if they don’t want to. The next thing to know is that you shouldn’t give a statement or sign anything the theme park asks you to until you speak to a lawyer.
Prevention of Injury
With the number of theme parks in the Central Florida area, it’s important to be aware of the safety precautions set forth by the park you’re attending. These can include:
- Height and weight restrictions
- Health restrictions
- Wet floor signs
- Verbal instructions for rides
- Safety belts
If you or a loved one do happen to suffer an injury from a theme park, you don’t have to fight it alone. To get a knowledgeable and experienced attorney at your side give The Troutman Law Firm a call today at 407-647-5002 or contact us here. We’ll provide a free case consultation and we would love to fight for you.