Theme park injuries happen more often than many people may think. An Orlando Sentinel article reveals that there have been more than 400 reports of illness and injury linked with Florida amusement park rides in the 10-year period between 2006 and 2016. During this time, there were 14 fatalities, all of which occurred at Disney theme parks. Click here to access a searchable database of theme park injuries by injury type and park.
The report includes the following types of injuries:
- Motion sickness
- Neck pain
- Chest pain/shortness of breath
- Fractures from falls
While some of these incidents involved people with preexisting health conditions, others might have been prevented with the proper precautions.
Hundreds of thousands of Florida residents and tourists flock to amusement parks each year. While they can be fun, it is important to remember not to have a false sense of security when you visit one. Any place where there are tall, high-speed rides, bodies of water, and crowds of people can present a risk of illness, injury, or even death. When these injuries are the result of negligence, the amusement park may be held responsible for compensating an injured person or his or her family in the event of personal injury or wrongful death.
Our firm represents people who have been injured in all types of amusement park accidents, including those involving:
- Water park accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Roller coaster injuries
- Injury caused by falling objects
If you have been injured at an amusement park and believe that the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, contact Todd Miner Law to talk about whether you have a personal injury case. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and other damages.
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