Roller coasters… water rides… attractions… Arvada personal injury lawyer, D.J. Banovitz knows that theme parks provide great fun and entertainment for families. But they can also change your life in an instant when defective equipment or an act of negligence leads to a catastrophic injury. If you or a loved one suffered serious harm because of an accident at a theme park, compensation may be available through an injury claim.
There may be hundreds of hidden dangers in a theme park. Not just with the rides but with the keeping of the grounds. For instance, hazards may exist that lead to an individual to slip or fall.
Of course, most of us associate theme park accidents with something going wrong with a ride. The most tragic kinds are those involving rides that are elevated or travel at a high rate of speed.
Bungee jumps, rollercoaster rides or moving swings that malfunction can cause a catastrophic injury leading to disability or death. Even those not considered “thrill rides” can lead to devastating consequences if something goes wrong with the operations.
Some of the most common catastrophic injuries sustained as a result of an accident in a theme park include brain damage, multiple fractures, paralysis and death. With so much at stake financially, physically and emotionally, it’s imperative you to seek out legal counsel that has experience with these types of cases and understands what you may be going through.
Common Causes of Theme Park Accidents
Catastrophic injury and theme park accidents have a variety of causes including:
- ride operator error;
- improper maintenance or repair of equipment;
- failure to inspect ride and equipment;
- protruding, sharp parts;
- faulty equipment;
- loose cables;
- improper height/weight restrictions;
- shorted out/exposed electrical wires;
- defects in design or engineering of ride;
- corroded parts;
- warnings not posted;
- improper assembly; and
- lack of or improper securing of safety harness, lap belt, or lap bar.
Consulting with an Arvada Personal Injury Lawyer
Liability for a theme park accident could include the operator, owner, manufacturer, engineer and others who may have played a negligent role. To learn if you are entitled to compensation through a claim, contact a personal injury lawyer at the Law Office of D.J. Banovitz.
In addition, you should also download a copy of our free book 7 Costly Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Colorado Injury Case. You will learn how to protect your claim. Our law firm serves residents in the greater Denver-Aurora Metro area, along with other locations throughout Colorado. Call today for a free initial consultation at 303-300-5060.