Lancaster PA Amusement Park Injury Lawyer
Whether you prefer thrilling roller coasters or a calm Ferris wheel, amusement parks have something for everyone. When you go on these rides, you trust that they are inspected, maintained, and well-operated. Most rides at amusement parks, water parks and carnivals are safe. But sometimes, due to a variety of reasons, amusement park patrons may get injured on a ride. If you are injured on a ride or elsewhere in an amusement park, an attorney may be able to help. A Lancaster amusement park injury lawyer at Haggerty & Silverman will look into the factors that caused your injury and determine whether you have a case. If it is determined that you do have a claim against the amusement park or ride manufacturer, our attorneys will fight to get you the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Causes of Amusement Park Accidents
If you’ve ever been on a roller coaster, you’ve probably heard a recording say, “keep your hands and feet inside the ride at all times.” Theme parks have rules like this for a reason. Height requirements, seatbelts, and regulations are all in place to keep riders safe. It’s important for riders to follow all rules and instructions because unsafe behavior could result in injury. Dangerous rider behavior includes unbuckling your seatbelt, sitting improperly, or standing up mid-ride.
Sometimes, accidents may occur because of a defective part or an amusement park’s negligence, such as:
- Mechanical failure
- Ride operator behaviors
- Failure to inspect and maintain rides
- Design defects
- Malfunction on ride
- Failure to post warning signs
- Negligent operations
- Hazardous conditions in other areas of the theme park (slippery walkways, bathrooms, etc)
Liability for amusement park injuries involves several types of different law: premises liability, negligence (tort), and product liability. Needless to say, these lawsuits can be complicated.
Amusement Park Accident Attorneys in PA and NJ
Getting injured at an amusement park, water park, or carnival is upsetting. You go to these places to have fun, not to get hurt. If you were injured at a theme park, it’s important to know your legal options. For a free consultation with an amusement park injury lawyer, call Haggerty & Silverman at 717-397-3200 or fill out our online contact form. We have offices in Lancaster, PA and where you can meet with our legal team.