Ocala Amusement Park Accident Lawyer

Ferris Wheel at amusement park

Florida is the home to many amusement parks, including Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, Disney World, Wild Waters, and LEGOLAND. Families and young people come from around the world seeking the newest thrill ride or adventures. 

However, many of these amusement park rides are unsafe. People often suffer catastrophic injuries and fatalities. 

If you were injured and want an Ocala amusement park accident lawyer, you need Pam Olsen on your side. Pam has 30 years of experience helping people legally pursue and receive financial compensation when injured by the negligence of someone else.

Call her at (352) 671-9777.  Or if you prefer, complete this simple contact form and she will be in touch right away.

Types of Amusement Park Injuries

 

Attorney Olsen has helped clients injured in amusement park accidents to receive compensation for their injuries and all costs associated with them. She can represent you for any amusement park injury, including those caused by:

  • Improper height or weight restrictions
  • Sharp and protruding parts
  • Lack of or improper maintenance procedures
  • Mechanical failure
  • Design defects or limitations
  • Improper belting/security
  • Abrupt starts and stops
  • Improper repairs
  • Unsecured areas of danger near electrical and mechanical equipment
  • Electrical shorts/failures
  • Abrupt seizure of mechanism
  • Improper operation
  • Failure to post proper warnings
  • Improper repairs
  • Loose cables

Everything You Need to Understand About Amusement Park Accidents

It is the duty of amusement park workers to make sure that their grounds, rides, and attractions are safe for all of the people visiting. However, there are times when safety concerns are overlooked, and accidents happen. 

Theme parks can be held liable for the following:

  • Ride mechanical failure: If a lap bar comes loose or there is another type of mechanical problem, then the park could be held responsible for not inspecting their equipment or maintaining it properly.
  • Failure to operate a ride correctly: If an employee fails to attach a lap bar correctly or does not check to make sure every rider is buckled properly they can be found at fault for an injury that a rider suffers.
  • Failure to provide warnings or instructions: If a ride attendant doesn’t provide riders with the appropriate directions or warnings for the ride, then the amusement park can be held responsible.

Many people ask what the most dangerous theme park ride is or who is most likely to suffer an injury. According to research and accident statistics, amusement park guests under 20 years old suffer more than 50% of ride injuries. Children ages 10-14 have the highest amount of reported injuries, mostly from roller coaster or other high-speed rides. However, any ride can cause injury. Some common amusement park injuries include:

  • Brain and neck injuries, such as concussions or whiplash.
  • Injuries to the head, neck, or spinal cord on rides such as bumper cars.
  • Brain aneurysms from high-intensity rides, like a roller coaster.
  • Drowning on water rides.
  • Fatal injuries from falling out of or being thrown from a ride.

It is important to know your rights when you pursue compensation after an injury at an amusement park. Not only can this help get you what you deserve after you’ve been hurt, but it can also help convince turn amusement park owners to make safer places for all families to enjoy.

If you are suffering from a Florida theme park injury, call Pam today at (352) 671-9777. Or if you prefer, you can complete this simple contact form and she will be in touch right away.

Pam Olsen

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