Amusement Parks and Slip and Fall Accidents
Amusement parks are great places for friends and family to go and enjoy a day of fun. But while most days at the park end with lasting memories of thrills and laughs, some end in disaster. Amusement park accidents are not very common, but when they do occur, resulting injuries can be catastrophic.
The most likely type of accident to occur at a theme park is a slip or fall. Amusement park slip and fall accidents can result in significant pain and costly financial losses. Amusement park lawyer Hardin R. Ramey can assist his Dallas, TX, clients in holding liable parties accountable for damages stemming from a fall at a theme park.
Causes of Amusement Park Slips and Falls
Dramatic events, like a ride breaking down, or when a person is injured or even killed in a ride accident, tend to gain a lot of attention. However, slips and falls are actually a much more common risk when visiting a theme park. There are numerous hazards that can result in a slip or fall at an amusement park, such as:
- Wet, slippery surfaces
- Uneven pavement
- Loose or broken sidewalks, steps, flooring, etc.
- Uncleaned spills
- Missing barriers
- Lack of warning signs
Slip or Fall Injuries
It is common to refer to a slip or fall as a minor accident, but they can actually result in significant complications. While some people may be lucky enough to walk away from a slip or fall with a few scrapes or bruises, many of our Dallas clients suffer much more serious injuries, including:
- Face injuries
- Head or neck injuries
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
Proving Liability for an Accident
Amusement parks are unlikely to admit fault for a slip or fall accident, but premises liability laws hold them accountable for maintaining an environment that is safe for visitors. To prove that the owners or operators of an amusement park are responsible for a slip or fall accident, our attorneys simply must demonstrate that they were negligent in the maintenance of their property and that the slip or fall was the direct result of that negligence.
Steps to Take Following a Slip or Fall Accident
There are several steps that accident victims can take following a slip or fall to strengthen their case if they choose to pursue a premises liability lawsuit with our Dallas law firm:
- Seek medical treatment as soon as possible
- If possible, take photos of the scene of the fall, including conditions that contributed to the accident
- Collect contact information for any witnesses to the slip or fall
- Report your accident to management at the amusement park
- Take notes about the slip or fall (include as many details as possible)
- Keep track of all medical expenses related to the injury, as well as any time off of work
If you have been injured in a slip or fall accident at an amusement park, premises liability lawyer Hardin R. Ramey can help you pursue financial compensation for your damages. To discuss the details of your case with Mr. Ramey, send us a message at your earliest convenience or call (972) 437-5577.