February 14, 2017

Injured While at an Amusement Park? Do I Have a Case?

Categories: Personal Injury

Amusement parks can provide a day full of excitement for the family. There are rides to cover all ages from slow horse carousels to the fastest and largest roller coasters. As much fun as a park is, accidents can happen just when you least expect them. Your exciting day just turned into your worst nightmare.

Rights you have as a visitor

Amusement parks in all states are held to certain safety standards. They have a responsibility to do whatever they can to keep their visitors safe. If they don’t fulfill this obligation and visitors are injured as a result, they should be held accountable for medical bills, including ongoing medical treatment, lost wages and pain and suffering.

What you need to have a case

Should you be injured at an amusement park, evidence will need to be gathered, such as photos and videos with time and date, as well as eyewitness accounts. Eyewitness accounts should be recorded in writing, so be sure to get the name and contact information for all witnesses to the event. After suffering an injury, be sure to report the incident and your injuries to management of the park, and ask them to fill out an incident report. The paramedics or security should be called, and they will also fill out a report of what happened.

You also want to collect any information from the hospital. You want medical charts, bills, and any out-of-pocket expenses that you incurred, such as parking at the hospital. For lost wages, have your supervisor verify the amount of wages you lost, in writing on the company letterhead. Also note if there was any bonus money lost.

Help is here

We understand that your accident has caused pain and suffering for you and your family, and we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Our experienced Tampa personal injury attorneys can help collect the information that you will need, including by issuing subpoenas to park workers and others, if needed. Through no fault of your own, your beautiful day was destroyed, and we can assure you that we will fight hard to repair the damage. Don’t wait any longer. Give us a call today at Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore, and let us get started on your claim.

 

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