The last thing on your mind when you bring your child to a theme park is the chance of there being an accident. Unfortunately, fair and theme park accidents do occur.
Theme park owners are responsible for protecting patrons from injury. They are required to perform regular inspection and maintenance of all the equipment on the premises. They must ensure that the staff are adequately trained and given the proper resources to keep visitors safe.
The owners are responsible for ensuring that there are sufficient security measures on the premises to prevent unauthorised access to kids and to ensure that park visitors cannot venture into dangerous or hazardous areas.
Many common accidents at theme parks are the result of staff negligence or carelessness. Some staff may allow children on rides even though they do not meet the required height or age requirements. Accidents also arise from equipment that is broken, worn or faulty in some way. These failures can lead to very serious injuries or even death.
A serious theme park accident can be devastating to your family. If an accident prevents you from working for a period of time, or even indefinitely, the financial consequences can be enormous. Not to mention the pain and suffering that results when someone is badly injured. You may also have ongoing costs for treatment such as physiotherapy or to pay for caregivers. Most people are not aware of the true costs of a long-term injury so it is always advisable to seek the assistance of an experienced injury lawyer to identify the full impact of the situation and to ensure that you obtain the best compensation possible.
If you have been injured at a local fair or theme park, or by any other means, you should speak to a lawyer to find out who is responsible for the accident and to ascertain the maximum financial compensation to which you are entitled. A lawyer works on your behalf to make sure you are being treated fairly by the insurance companies and other parties involved. You have nothing to lose by speaking to a lawyer since, in most cases, you don’t pay any fees to the law firm unless they are successful in obtaining financial compensation for you.