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Amusement Parks And Your Injury Rights

Amusement Parks And Your Injury RightsFlorida is famous for plenty of things, but being home to some of the most well known amusement parks and resort destinations in the world is probably one of its biggest claims to fame. And there’s no real off season – parks here run almost year round, making it easy for millions of visitors to have fun and create great memories.

But sometimes, those memories may not be as great as they should be. While Florida amusement parks are held to very high standards of safety, accidents do still sometimes happen – and when they do it’s important to have a clear idea as to what your rights are and what steps out need to take to make a full recovery.

Unforeseen Accidents

Amusement parks undergo daily inspections and evaluations, but sometimes the unthinkable can still happen. The most recent example of this occurred in June of 2018, when the Sand Blaster roller coaster at the Daytona Beach Boardwalk derailed. It led to two passengers falling 34 feet, and seven additional ones being transported to the hospital.

In this instance, an accident could have potentially been avoided. The coaster had failed numerous inspections, right up until the accident occurred. And while all who enter an amusement park assume some liability of risk, a case like this means that it may be possible for those injured in an accident to seek financial compensation for their injuries by filing a personal injury lawsuit.

What Are Your Rights?

Florida personal injury law is the same in almost any situation, including amusement parks. Under Florida law, if a person can show that their injuries were caused by the reckless or negligent actions of someone else, they may have the grounds to seek compensation for those injuries.

In an auto accident, recklessness or negligence is often more obvious and may include things like drunk driving, texting while driving, and more. But in an amusement park situation it can be a little trickier.

In cases like this, it must be shown that the person or people responsible for maintaining a safe ride did all that they could to do so. For instance, if it can be shown that the accident could have been avoided if inspections were done correctly but that they weren’t completed or that they were ignored, it could be considered grounds for a lawsuit.

On the other hand, if all inspections were current and found no issues, and if all upkeep was handled properly, a lawsuit can be more difficult to file. It must be shown that owners or operators knew about safety problems and failed to correct them. In short, the ride must be in a situation wherein there is additional risk to riders that they could not have been aware of if a lawsuit is to be filed.

Getting The Compensation You’re Owed

It can be difficult to prove that you’re owed compensation in any kind of premises liability situation, but this is especially true when it comes to amusement park accidents. This is because of numerous things, ranging from the difficulty of showing that the other party was negligent to the simple fact that amusement parks will have deep pockets and a high-powered legal team on their side.

But with professional personal injury lawyers working for you, you can show the other side that you are serious about getting your compensation and that you’re willing to fight to get what is yours.

Our legal team is here to help make sure that that happens. We have a history of fighting for the rights of those who are hurt, and we have no problem standing up to the lawyers on the other side and getting you what you are owed. Contact our team today to find out more about how we can help you get the restitution that you’re owed.