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Theme Park Accidents

Theme Park Accident Attorneys

Theme park accidents are something no one anticipates being involved in when they plan a day trip, long weekend or vacation at one of the many theme parks, amusement parks and water parks across the county such as DisneyLand, DisneyWorld, Universal Studios or Six Flags. However being the victim of a them park accident can result in very severe injuries and in many cases death. Personal injury laws and wrongful death statutes in the state where the accident took place outline that theme park injury victims may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation. Having an experienced theme park accident attorney working on your behalf is a wise move.

Please contact our team of personal injury lawyers handling theme park accidents and water park accident claims. They offer free consultations and charge no legal fees if they do not recover for you. Proudly serving all 50 states including: Washington D.C., California, Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio, Virginia and Michigan.

Theme Park Accident Facts & Statistics

There are well over 500 amusement parks, theme parks, water parks and zoos in the United States. In each year between 2003 and 2013, nearly 1,600 people were hurt on rides according to a survey by the National Safety Council. And because fewer than half of the 375 parks surveyed provided injury numbers, the real injury rate is probably higher according to Bill Avery, a safety expert in Florida who has investigated thousands of amusement park ride accidents.

How & Why Theme Park Accident Occur

Amusement parks, theme parks and water parks are a place that people of all ages go to for fun and excitement. More than likely you have probably been to an amusement park more than one time in your life.  Some common amusement parks and theme parks are Six Flags Great Adventure, Disney World,Disney Land.  There are many more places where there are amusement park rides such as at boardwalks at certain beaches and carnivals. Often children and adults alike go on amusement park rides for a thrill and for the excitement.  Amusement park rides such as roller coasters, Ferris wheels, and rides that spin give you what you often think of as a “safe thrill”.  They are thrilling because of the speeds they go at or because of the design of how the ride works and most people often feel that they can get a “safe thrill” from these types of rides because they are owned, operated and tested by someone on a regular basis to ensure safety. While it is true that the rides are supposed to be tested by someone on a regular basis and are usually run by a person it is not always true that the rides are safe.  In fact, there are many ways that these rides can easily become a playground for accidents and can result in serious amusement park ride injuries.

Theme park accidents as a result of ride or mechanical malfunction are incredibly common. Statistically they range from anywhere between 40 to over 100 every year throughout the United States.  Incidents include all types of different rides including Ferris wheel injuries, roller coaster injuries, children’s inflatable attraction injuries, go kart injuries, log flume injuries, park train injuries, water park injuries and many more.  If an amusement park is negligent you can not guarantee that any ride is safe from an accident occurring.  Data collected by has compiled a list of stories in the news and other relevant information dealing with amusement park ride malfunctions and negligence and the injuries it causes you may be surprised to see how often stories like these and possible like yours happen.

Amusement park and water park accidents can be caused by a variety of different factors.

  • Negligence of the person operating the amusement park ride or water park ride
  • Negligence of the person managing the amusement park
  • Negligence of the amusement park ride inspector

Generally accidents and injuries at a theme park are caused because someone either acted in the wrong way or someone failed to act and often times it is the fault of someone associated with the theme park. Ride operators, employees and staff at the theme park is supposed to be trained to allow the ride to run safe and to make sure the people who are on the rides are instructed on how to use it properly and are double checked by an employee.  When any of these circumstances fail to occur and an injury occurs it is considered the negligence of the theme park.

Negligence can result in any of the following situations to occur that cause injuries from theme park rides:

  • Failure to inspect the rides;
  • Mechanical failure of the ride;
  • Roller coasters colliding;
  • Improper instruction on how to enter a ride;
  • Improper instruction on how to exit a ride;
  • Improper instruction on what to do while on the ride;
  • Not being properly secured in the ride by the amusement park personnel;
  • Ride malfunction;
  • Quick acceleration of an amusement park ride;
  • Amusement park ride stopping too quickly;
  • Falling from the amusement park ride;
  • Falling from a water slide at a water park;
  • Falling from a roller coaster;
  • Slip, Trip or Fall on uneven pavements or roads at an amusement park;
  • Slip, Trip or Fall on wet surfaces;
  • Theme park animal attacks;
  • Becoming trapped between amusement park ride vehicles;

All of these instances and more can cause the amusement parks negligence to cause an amusement park accident injuring you or a loved one such as a child, sibling or spouse. Having our theme park injury attorneys fighting for your rights makes sense as without them you may not get the full benefits and financial compensation you deserve for your injuries, lost wages (if applicable), medical bills, pain and suffering.

Theme Park Injuries

There are many possible injuries that can occur as a result as an amusement park accident, water park accident or theme park accident but below is a list of the most common amusement park injuries:

  • Cuts, lacerations, scratches or bruises;
  • Head injuries and concussions
  • Broken bones;
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI);
  • Spinal cord injury (SCI);
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI);
  • Paralysis; including paraplegia and quadraplegia;
  • Loss of appendage or limb;
  • Wrongful death

How Our Theme Park Injury Lawyers Can Help

Knowing your legal rights if injured at a zoo, water park or theme park if they were negligent is necessary if you or your child suffers from injuries sustained at an amusement park.  When a company or person fails to make an atmosphere that is supposed to be safe they are considered to be a negligent party. You may be wondering how much an amusement park injury is worth.  Depending on your situation and your specific injury is how the amount you are entitled to would be determined.  In order to get an accurate estimate of how much your amusement park injury case is worth you will need to speak with a theme park accident personal injury lawyer.

Contact A Theme Park Injury Attorney Today

If you, a child or a loved one was injured by or died from an amusement park ride feel free to contact our theme park injury lawyers to discuss what your rights are.  The consultation is free and they do not assess, charge or collect any fees from you unless we have settled your case.

Let us help if you have been injured at any of the theme parks below or any other theme park in the United States:

Hershey Park, Sesame Place, DisneyLand, DisneyWorld, Busch Gardens, Dorney Park, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Six Flags Great Adventure, Universal Studios, Raging Waters, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Wold Animal Park, Santa Ana Zoo, Sea World Orlando, Knott’s Berry Farm, Magic KingdomEpcotDisney’s Animal KingdomDisney’s Hollywood StudiosDisney California Adventure, Santa Monica PierIslands of AdventureBusch Gardens Tampa BayCedar PointBusch Gardens Williamsburg,

No matter what state you were injured in our team of amusement park accident attorneys can help as they serve all 50 states and Washington D.C. including:

AlabamaAlaskaAlaskaArkansasArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouthDakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest Virginia and Wisconsin.