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Fall & Slip Accidents

Of the thousands of people who flock to Florida’s amusement parks each year, very few will be injured on a ride. For those who are, however, a dream vacation or fun outing with the family can turn into a nightmare.

The nature of amusement park rides can spell disaster following any minor mistake in operation of the ride. Though most parks establish strict training and safety procedures to ensure the safety of their guests, a ride doesn’t have to crash to generate an actionable injury.

Imagine, for instance, that you are with your family at an amusement park and that you wait in line to ride a popular roller coaster. When your turn to board finally arrives, you approach the ride car and start to climb aboard. Just as you place your first foot in the car, however, the ride operator accidentally hits the wrong button on the ride control, and the car lurches forward. You are thrown off balance and fall, breaking your ankle and striking your head on the car behind you.

Because you are an invited guest of the amusement park, the doctrine of premises liability dictates that the park is responsible to ensure that any ride you ride and any path you walk on is safe and unlikely to injure you. Though amusement parks might not be held liable for injuries you sustain while you are breaking their rules (such as not keeping your hands and arms inside the car at all times during the ride), any time you are injured due to operator negligence or other negligence by park employees, you are entitled to compensation.

If you have been injured on a Florida amusement park ride, call the Tampa premises liability lawyers of Wagner McLaughlin. We have experience in personal injury relating to premises liability and would be honored to help you receive the compensation you are due. Contact your Tampa personal injury attorneys today for a free consultation.