While it may be surprising to some, fear of getting an amusement park injury does carry weight. Just last week in upstate New York, a young girl fell 25 feet down from a ride. Luckily a crowd formed below the stopped gondola and broke her fall. She was immediately rushed to the hospital where she was treated for minor injuries.
Did the Amusement Park Do its Best to Keep Me Safe?
When an injury is sustained, the amusement park can be liable in a premises liability lawsuit. While you are on their property they are responsible to provide reasonable care. This means they are required to make sure all mechanical aspects of the ride perform correctly. For example, the gondola ride that the young girl fell from is said to be in appropriate working condition. But this is not the only way that a park is viewed as responsible.
Amusement parks can also be liable for the actions of an employee. This often involves people doing something that will injure someone or not doing something that would have kept someone safe. This kind of irresponsible behavior can be classified as negligence. Negligence includes employees operating rides incorrectly, not properly warning riders of risks and providing the wrong instructions to riders.
If you or a loved one has suffered from an injury on a business’ property, contact our lawyers at Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C.. We have decades of experience fighting for the rights of victims and their families. Call (609)-348-1106 now to schedule your free initial consultation.