Theme parks are common summer attractions. But, because theme parks are so multi-faceted, there are a lot of ways to sustain an injury. As a result, it is important to understand how these accidents occur and what to do in the event of an injury. Read on to learn more.

Most Common Amusement Park Accidents?

The most common accidents that occur at theme parks include:

  • Neck injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Closed head injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Back injuries
  • Torn ligaments
  • Stroke
  • Compound fractures that require surgical repair
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Whiplash
  • Fatal injuries from falling out of rides
  • Drowning on water rides and slides
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Facial lacerations and fractures
  • Heart attack

How Do These Accidents Occur?

Many accidents occur due to product malfunctions. This may occur due to:

  • Manufacturing defect
    • This occurs when a mistake is made during the manufacturing process of the ride.
  • Failure to maintain
    • If park employees do not practice insepctions and keep rides maintained, serious problems can go unotticed, causing accidents to occur.
  • Visitor negliegence
    • Because amusement parks can be dangerous, there are strict rules to follow. If visitors do not follow these rules, they can become injured.

What do I do if I am I Injured at an Amusement Park?

If you are injured at an amusement park, there are a number of important steps to take.

First, you should be sure to call 911. The police can send an ambulance and make sure the scene of the accident is safe.

Next, be sure to seek medical attention. Many people attempt to recover at home, without first seeing a doctor. While this may seem like the more convenient option, it can have seriously negative consequences. For example, you may have sustained a serious injury without realizing it. Additionally, your injuries may not heal correctly if not treated by a medical professional.

While taking these steps will help ensure your safety and recovery, they can also provide you with useful evidence when it comes to filing a personal injury claim. For example, when you call 911, the police can file an accident report so there is a record of the accident. Additionally, they can interview witnesses, which can play a large role in a personal injury case. Additionally, going to the hospital can provide you with important proof of the origin and extent of your injuries.

If you are injured at an amusement park, reach out to our experienced firm today.

Contact our Firm

The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, bankruptcy, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. We understand the implications of a serious accident, which is why we take pride in tenaciously representing our clients. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.