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Carnivals and amusement parks are a great way to spend a family day out. The thrill that comes from a roller coaster can be exhilarating and addictive. Statistics state that close to 27 million Americans visit amusement parks every year. Despite the fact that safety is a number one priority for these types of venues, accidents are far too common. Some of these accidents may lead to permanent injury, while others can turn fatal.
Thousands of accidents and injuries
In 2011, amusement park accidents accounted for about 1,415 injuries with the majority of them being ride-related. Less than 5 percent of these require some form of overnight hospital treatment. However, it’s not uncommon for individuals to sustain life-changing injuries.
There are a number of theme parks and amusement parks in Texas, and many of them are near the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. These include:
- Six Flags Over Texas
- Hurricane Harbor
- Zero Gravity
- Sandy Lake Amusement Park
- Adventure Landing,
- Joyland Amusement Park
- Schlitterbahn Water Park
- The State Fair of Texas
- Various country fairs and traveling carnivals.
These amusement parks and water parks offer a variety of distractions such as thrill rides, family rides, entertainment, shopping and special events. Many of these activities can turn catastrophic if adequate safety measures are not followed.
Examples of injuries which may occur include:
- Broken noses
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Brain hemorrhages
- Wrongful death
These injuries may be caused by things like a defective ride, lack of adequate safety measures, inadequate staffing, improper training, employee negligence, or even a slip and fall due to neglected premises. Due to the nature of these types of injuries, you may be able to file a claim against the amusement park management or equipment manufacturer. These types of claims can include premises liability, product liability or a general negligence claim.
We can help!
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, you can count on Rasansky Law Firm to help you when you need it the most. We have a team of highly qualified Dallas personal injury lawyers ready to serve and represent you every step of the way. Please call us any time of the day, 24/7 at 1-877-405-4313 for your free consultation. Alternatively, you can email us by filling in the form found on the side of this page. Amusement park injuries can be expensive to treat; on top of that, you may need ongoing care as well as compensation for lost income if you can’t get back to work shortly after your accident. We look forward protecting your rights.
Speak With a Dallas Personal Injury Attorney For Free
The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.