Know Your Rights at a Theme Park

Florida has the privilege of being one of the few states that can boast beautiful weather all year round. The ideal climate allows families the chance to visit their favorite theme parks virtually any time they want. While amusement parks are undoubtedly fun for the whole family, it’s important to recognize that accidents can still happen at a moment’s notice.

We’d all like to believe that the rides and roller coasters at theme parks are regularly maintained and kept safe, but the reality is that things go wrong all the time. If you visit a theme park and an accident occurs, it’s important to know your rights moving forward.

Park Safety

Theme parks are supposed to allow you and your family the opportunity to have a stress-free day in the sun. Amusement parks are responsible for providing a safe environment. If the park fails to provide reasonable care, it may be liable for resulting injuries.

Parks can be found guilty of negligence if they do not regularly inspect their equipment or keep it in proper condition. Workers at the park can also be liable if they did not correctly operate the ride or instruct passengers on how to behave while on the ride.

Of course, every ride and roller coaster presents a variety of risks. Theme parks are required to inform you of the hazards that come along with the ride before boarding. If the park fails to post signs about potential injury, they can be found negligent.

Product Liability

If you are injured by or experience a defective ride at an amusement park, you may also have a claim for product liability. In this instance, you can hold both the manufacturer and the park liable for faulty equipment.

Premises Liability

Because of the size of amusement parks and the high density of visitors, when accidents occur there are often multiple victims involved. The owners of the land are required to minimize the risk of injury and damage by continually maintaining the property and prevent foreseeable issues. If they fail to do so, property owners can be found guilty for premises liability.

Protect Yourself

Unfortunately, even the happiest places on earth can become negligent and play a part in an accident at their park. It’s important to know that you have rights as a visitor and can seek compensation for your injuries.

If you or a loved one believes they experienced negligent behavior at a theme park in Florida, contact a personal injury lawyer. The Umansky Law Firm has a team made up of caring personal injury lawyers who are eager to fight on your behalf and get the compensation you deserve. Don’t wait. Call our office today at (407) 228-3838. Our phones are open 24/7.