June 23, 2009 by admin
Parents and kids love the excitement of the rides, the food, and the noise of theme parks. As parks add attractions to compete for thrills and uniqueness, visitors suffer 7,000 injuries a year. Inflatable-slide rides collapse and injure toddlers. Slow kiddie-ride cars derail and harm youngsters. High-acceleration roller coasters and free-fall drop towers subject adult riders to back and neck harm. Injuries may come from a combination of inappropriate rider behavior, inadequate operator training, poor maintenance, ride malfunctions, and design defects. Park guests are also potentially subject to injuries resulting from personal assaults, negligent security, and slip and falls.
A DERAILED KIDDIE RIDE:
At the 2008 Wisconsin State Fair, a kiddie ride malfunctioned, injuring a five-year old girl. The accident happened when the girl’s car derailed and crashed into a fence, leaving her with a bruised knee and injuries to her neck, back, and elbow. The girl was treated at a local hospital; her injuries were not serious.
*If you have been injured at an amusement park, please contact legal counsel.