The sad truth about theme park accidents in Orlando and other major family-vacation
destinations is that all too often, the park itself will spend a significant
amount of money to cover up an accident, mislead the family that suffered,
and do the absolute minimum necessary to fix the problem before proceeding
with business as usual. These families don't realize that the theme
park is legally obliged to keep their grounds — including rides,
lines, booths…the whole bit — safe. If they fail at that
and someone you love gets hurt because of it, they're liable for the results.
So how do you keep a family vacation place like that honest? By hiring
a theme park accident attorney from Orlando. Attorneys skilled in premises
liability (also called 'slip and fall attorneys' because that's
the most common kind of premises liability case) know what legal channels
to move through in order to firmly put the responsibility for a theme
park accident right where it belongs: on the theme park.
The families that suffered this horrible misfortune have often just spent
a big chunk of their nest-egg on a giant family vacation — that's
why they're in Orlando in the first place — so they don't
have a lot to spend on a lawyer. That's why most Orlando personal
injury attorneys operate on a 'no-win, no-pay' (technically known
as a 'contingent fee') basis: if you don't get any money from
the theme parks, the lawyer doesn't get any money from you.
By sharing the risk of failure with you, the attorney is powerfully motivated
to win your case — but you still have to keep up your end. Your
attorney will ask you for paperwork, detailed affidavits and statements,
and other things of evidentiary value. The more you can provide, the better
your chances of winning your case; don't think you can find a lawyer
and then sit back and wait for the money to come in.
So if you get in a theme park accident, don't assume that anything
the theme park tells you is necessarily correct — get yourself a
qualified lawyer to talk to you about what your real options are, and
get the best result you can.