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Amusement Park Accidents

Somerset County Amusement Park Accident Attorney

When you travel to an amusement park, water park or playground it is suppose to be fun for not only the kids, but adults as well.

When you enter into the park, after paying a fee, you expect safe and fun entertainment. You place your trust in the establishment to provide you safe attractions. No one expects to suffer a serious injury at an amusement park, carnival, or play ground. Yet, every year people suffer devastating injuries caused by negligence, and some die a needless and unfortunate wrongful death. It turns a great day into a tragic one. When the injury is a result of the amusement park’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover money for your injuries.

When the amusement park facility fails to follow the safety requirements, it exposes its’ paying guests to serious and even deadly hazards.

There are six essential elements to safe amusement park operation

  • Employees must be properly trained;
  • The equipment must be properly designed and built;
  • The equipment must be properly maintained;
  • Proper rules and policies must be enacted;
  • The rules and policies must be consistently enforced;
  • Employees must be properly supervised.

Proper training of employees is a must, but often is ignored by the amusement parks at the expense of the invitees. The amusement park employees who run and/or operate the rides are often untrained employees, typically seasonal teenagers and young adults, who have limited understanding of their responsibilities. Failing to properly implement the correct training procedures for these inexperienced employees is a formula for disaster.

Additionally, many of the rides are old and have not been updated. Corners are cut to help the amusement’s bottom line. Many amusement rides are completely outdated and despite the Federal standards and requirements, unsafe equipment is not regularly replaced or brought up to current safety standards.

Mark | Lavigne, LLC has represented people who have suffered serious injury at amusement parks. Our experienced team has recovered financial compensation for client’s injuries. Mark | Lavigne, LLC has represented people who have been hurt at amusement parks, state fair grounds, carnivals, rock climbing facilities, roller coasters, boardwalk parks, go-cart tracks, family racetracks, bungee jumps, school playgrounds, basketball courts, swimming pools and water parks.

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Improper maintenance, lack of inspection and maintenance, and product defects are often the cause of injuries on amusement park rides. Amusement park injuries can also result from lack of training of the staff and failure to properly monitor and supervise park visitors.

Many injuries that you may have sustained while attending a function at the amusement park are

  • Ride injuries
  • Amusement game injuries
  • Parking lot injuries
  • Food poisoning
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Falling objects
  • Unsafe conditions
  • Improper warnings

An amusement park injury can be sustained as the result of a range of contributing factors, such as

  • Mechanical failure
  • Operator behavior
  • Improper maintenance
  • Lap Bar malfunction
  • Design defects
  • Design limitations
  • Improper signage

These contributing factors can cause injuries such as broken or bloody noses, skin lacerations to the face, broken ribs and limbs, whiplash, punctured eyes, brain hemorrhages, paralysis broken bones, brain and head injuries, neck, back and spinal cord injuries, herniated discs, and broken bones.

Contact Mark | Lavigne, LLC — Amusement Park Accident Lawyer

Receive a consultation from our New Jersey Amusement Park Accident attorney regarding your accident. Once you have retained our injury law firm we will diligently represent you in obtaining compensation for your Amusement Park Accident injuries. Contact Mark | Lavigne, LLC, about your Amusement Park Accident today so you are fully informed about your rights.

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