Hersheypark has been one of the most popular leisure sites in Pennsylvania for over a century, entertaining millions of guests each year with dozens of thrill rides and attractions. Unfortunately, not all those rides are operated with appropriate diligence and care in every situation, leading to multiple guests sustaining avoidable injuries each season the park is open.
If you were injured at Hersheypark or any other amusement park within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a Hershey amusement park injury lawyer can help you seek out the payments you deserve. A member of our winning legal team at Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers can work on your behalf to hold an individual park staff member, their employer, a third-party supplier, or a combination of negligent parties liable for the full extent of your losses. We have obtained significant recoveries for cases against amusement parks across PA. We obtained a very substantial confidential settlement for a client that sustained a severe neck and back injury when she fell at a PA amusement park. We have represented clients against Hersheypark, Dorney Park, Knoebels and Kennywood amusement facilities.
To learn more about how we can get to work for you, speak with a premises liability attorney at our office today.
How Negligence Causes Injuries in Amusement Parks
Every amusement park has a responsibility to ensure that every ride on their property is safe for every rider, as well as to train their staff members to operate those rides properly. The companies that manufacture components for rides and attractions have a legal duty to produce products that are free of dangerous defects.
A single mistake or omission at any point in this chain could lead to a serious injury at a theme park. Some of the most common causes of amusement park injuries include:
- Errors by ride operators, like failing to check every rider’s safety restraints before launch
- Lack of appropriate safety restraints for a particular ride
- Failure by park staff or owners to respond appropriately to inclement weather
- Failure by mechanics to provide necessary maintenance and upkeep to rides
- Design or manufacturing defects in ride cars or components
- Failure to address hazardous conditions in public areas, like cracked pavement or standing water that could cause someone to slip
A Hershey amusement park injury attorney can review your particular situation in a free initial consultation and help you understand your legal options. We’ll work hard to build your case. If we can’t obtain a strong settlement offer for you, we’ll be ready to go to trial and fight like hell for you.
Do Not Wait to Take Action After a Theme Park Accident
An injury at an amusement park was caused by someone else’s negligence can potentially serve as grounds for a personal injury claim. If you can prove someone else’s negligence caused your injuries, you could be compensated for all economic and non-economic consequences you face.
In severe injury cases, your specific losses might extend far beyond emergency medical expenses and physical pain. They can include lost income, lost future earnings, long-term emotional or psychological trauma and lost enjoyment of life. A skilled lawyer can help you calculate the monetary value of your losses and work with you to get prompt and fair compensation. If a theme park accident in Hershey results in a guest’s premature death, a lawyer at Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers is ready to hold Hersheypark accountable and to take care of loved ones.
Get in Touch with a Hershey Amusement Park Attorney
For the most part, Hersheypark and similar theme parks throughout Pennsylvania are safe places for both children and adults. Unfortunately, not every amusement park has a perfect safety record. When negligent park operators or staff members cause dangerous accidents, innocent parkgoers suffer the effects of their actions.
An experienced Hershey amusement park lawyer can provide the legal support you need to protect your rights in the wake of an accident inside a theme park. Founding Partner Jon Ostroff and the rest of our team are committed to making things right for our clients. We will not back down from a fight. To learn more about what we can do for you after a theme park accident, contact our office today. We are happy to discuss your case with you, free of cost, so that you can decide what’s best for you and your family.