Amusement parks are fun places to go, no doubt. High adrenaline alternating
with some peaceful waiting in line — it's the perfect thing
to with the family, even the few whose idea of a good time is a walk through
the park. They've been the destination of choice for afternoons of
fun for years. Games, spectacles and shows, frequent parades — everyone
can find something they'll remember forever at a theme park.
But, to put a twist on the old adage, no place is perfect — and theme
parks are no exception. In the United States alone, some 5000 people are
injured or killed in theme park accidents. Attorneys in Orlando (the theme
park capital of the country) deal with theme park accidents on a startlingly
Theme park accidents break down into two common types: mechanical failure
and operator error. In the case of operator error, the lawsuit to follow
will almost always be a negligence case; for mechanical error, it may
turn out to be product liability (if the defect happened during construction)
or premises liability (if the equipment was improperly maintained.) Regardless
of the eventual result in court, there are a few things you should always
do if you're involved in a theme park accident.
The primary concern of everyone involved needs to be the survival and
health of everyone involved.
Recording the Incident
Assuming you're able, using the family camera, voice recorder, or
if all else fails a pen and paper to take notes on what happened and gather
witness' names and phone numbers is a must. Without that kind of evidence,
the chances are good that a court case won't go your way.
Call A Personal Injury Attorney
There are plenty of personal injury lawyers in Orlando, and several of
them specialize in theme park accidents. Get the right lawyer on your
side as soon as possible; the longer you wait, the harder it is to put
together your case.