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Personal Injury – Amusement Park Accidents

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

People looking for thrills and adventure need not go to distant and dangerous places or even hundreds of feet above the ground. They have theme parks around them where the thrill and excitement may be higher and much more, they can experience all the fun with their family and friends.

Theme and amusement parks are always great destinations due to the attractions and never ending surprises these allow everyone to experience. Who, for instance, would not want to experience the heart-stopping, yet exhilarating, roller coaster ride? The fact, however, that the many rides and the equipment operated in amusement and theme parks are not subject to federal safety regulations (for there is actually none in existence, at least with concern to rides that are fixed to a site permanently), anyone, then, can question the actual safety of these.

Most of the reported causes of amusement park accidents are also identified as recurring problems, a manifestation of a failure or negligence on the part of people whose responsibility includes maintenance of rides, machines and equipment. Some of the most common effects of this failure and act of negligence include brake malfunction, collision with others who are on the ride, getting stuck due to ride malfunction, ride ejection, restraint system failure, structural failure, falls from rides, failure of safety nets and failure to use a safety net. Though the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the agency responsible for tracking amusement ride accidents statistics, believes that many injuries or deaths happen during amusement park accidents due to negligence on the part of the park owners and operators, there are also instances when the guests, themselves, are the ones guilty of violating the park’s safety policies. Whatever the cause of the personal injury, though, the liability is on the part of the park’s management which will, then, be required by the law to compensate the victims for the injuries sustained.

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