Now that school is out, many people flock to popular amusement parks across the U.S. or local carnivals in their cities or towns for a day of fun that both adults and children can enjoy. With attractions like the Ferris wheel, roller coasters, water slides, and other fast, flying, fun rides, it’s no wonder so many people enjoy these types of escapes. Unfortunately, with these beloved adventures and rides can come countless hazards and cause for accidents. Over the years, visitors of carnivals and amusement parks have sustained serious injuries ranging from slips and falls to broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, or worse, death.
One recent case in Ohio revealed a carnival ride manufacturer knew a defect in his ride would eventually cause corrosion and malfunction. The ride did just that, and collapsed due to this defect, which killed an 18-year-old woman and left three others severely injured. Endangerments like these oftentimes make people wonder who is responsible when someone is killed or seriously hurt at a park or carnival? How do we prevent these scary possibilities from happening in the future?
Common Carnival Ride Injuries
In order to avoid this type of tragedy, as well as other more common incidents, we are going to cover some of the most common injuries sustained at parks and carnivals:
- Broken bones sustained from rough rides, falls, or slips.
- Concussions, traumatic brain injuries, and head injuries sustained from being whipped and jerked around on forceful rides.
- Whiplash and neck injuries sustained from fast, aggressive rides.
- Soft tissue injuries from rides that throw your body around.
- Drowning accidents in water slides, rafting, and other water themed rides.
- Cuts, bruises, and scrapes from falling, corroding equipment, or other park neglect.
While you can try your best to keep a close eye out for these potential hazards, the dangers aren’t always avoidable. After an injury is sustained, it’s important to know what to do next.
Who Is At Fault?
After seeking medical attention and making sure everyone is safe, it is critical to get to the bottom of what caused the amusement park accident in the first place so that it doesn’t happen again. Was the injury caused by a product defect, an issue with the park premises, or the overall negligence of the manager or owner? While these are some of the most common causes when it comes to theme park mishaps, every case is different.
Get Help After Your Park Injury
With any major injury sustained at a carnival or park, the injured party must prove fault and liability. It is extremely important to get the proper help for your case in order to achieve this. The lawyers at Liggett Law Group have extensive experience successfully handling these types of personal injury cases, and we can help you as well. Contact us today for a free case evaluation so we can help you get the compensation you deserve.