I was Injured on a Ride at an Amusement Park in Tampa Bay, what are my Options?
A recent report, made public by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, found that in mid-April, a 12-year-old boy suffered severe lacerations on four of his fingers while riding on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney World. This is the same ride that a British tourist was on when he lost two of his fingertips from his right hand just two weeks ago.
WHO IS LIABLE FOR AMUSMENT PARK INJURIES?
It is the amusement parks responsibility to ensure that:
- All rides and equipment are in good and working order.
- Warnings are posted if a ride is dangerous for someone suffering from a specific medical condition.
- Signs are posted warning riders of the inherent risk involved.
- Operators are properly trained.
- Rides are properly inspected.
- Rides are operated properly.
- Proper and correct instructions are given to riders.
A rider must also comply with safety rules, such as buckling seatbelts, keeping both hands and feet inside of the car, and abiding by the height and weight requirements. If a rider is in violation of these safety rules, the amusement park will most likely may not be found negligent.
CONTACT TAMPA BAY PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS DOLMAN LAW GROUP
Serious injuries can be suffered if amusement parks are negligent in the maintenance of their rides and training of their staff. Like the report mentioned earlier in this blog, nobody should have to witness their child get harmed on a day when fun was all that was on the schedule. At Dolman Law Group, we fight to hold those negligent responsible for the harm they cause. If you believe you or a loved one suffered an injury on an amusement park ride as a result of that park’s negligence, contact our personal injury attorneys at Dolman Law Group by calling 727-451-6900 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation. We will be happy to take a look at your situation and determine if you have a claim.
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Clearwater, FL 33765