If you recently had a visit to an amusement park marred by a serious accident and injury, you have limited time to enforce your rights under Pennsylvania law and demand compensation for your losses. Unfortunately, you’re also likely to have an especially hard time getting a good result from your claim, given how tenaciously the companies that own and operate amusement parks tend to fight against cases like this. If you want a fair shot at getting paid for harm you sustained in a theme park, you will want help from a Bensalem amusement park injury lawyer well-known for winning premises liability cases much like yours.
At Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers, we pursue aggressive settlement proposals and take cases to court if needed. We were able to recover $450,000 for a client who suffered a severe leg fracture in a waterslide collision caused by an attendant’s negligence.
What Causes Injuries in Amusement Parks?
While major mechanical malfunctions leading to ride cars leaving their tracks or riders falling off of rides are thankfully fairly rare, they are not unheard of in Pennsylvania amusement parks. Other common sources of amusement park injuries that a Bensalem attorney can potentially help pursue a lawsuit over include:
- Ride operators not being trained or supervised properly
- Lack of proper ride maintenance or inspections
- Incorrect ride assembly
- Exposed electrical cords or wires
- Rides starting or stopping too suddenly due to operator error
- Improper height and weight restrictions
- Lack of proper fencing around rides
- Cluttered or broken walkways, stairs, or railings
- Standing water or ice buildup
When it comes to suing an amusement park owner or operator over an injury, though, what’s important isn’t exactly how the injury happened but rather whether it stemmed directly from that owner or operator failing to meet the duty of care they owed you as a paying park visitor. This is something a skilled attorney can give you vital assistance with accomplishing.
Effectively Enforcing Your Right to Civil Recovery
Landowners are expected to warn lawful visitors about all known hazards on their property, fix or restrict access to hazards relatively soon after they’re discovered, and—if the visitor is a customer whose presence financially benefits the landowner—inspect their property regularly to discover unknown hazards. For example, if you were hit and injured by an unsecured bolt that fell off a ride support above you, you might have grounds to pursue a civil claim over the park owner’s failure to ensure their ride was safely maintained or their failure to inspect the ride regularly so they could discover and fix that hazard before it injured someone.
As a seasoned amusement park injury lawyer in Bensalem can explain, though, this is a broad summary of what tends to be a complicated area of civil law in practice. Theme Park operators know every trick in the book when it comes to avoiding liability for injuries in their park. On top of that, you may need to actively fight back against accusations that you were partially or mainly to blame for your own accident because of your negligent behavior since that could lead to you missing out on some or all of the compensation you’d otherwise be entitled to receive.
Talk to a Bensalem Amusement Park Injury Attorney Today
While the route forward after getting hurt in an amusement park is never an easy one to travel, it can be much easier when you have help from a knowledgeable legal professional. From start to finish of your legal proceedings, your Bensalem amusement park injury lawyer can tirelessly enforce your rights and demand every cent of compensation you deserve for the harm you should never have sustained. Call today to discuss a possible claim. You won’t owe us anything until we win the compensation you deserve.