Amusement parks are a great place to take your kids for a fun time on a Sunday. However, a fun day could quickly become tragic when you do not pay enough attention. Once a play to enjoy, amusement parks have become a spot for accidents. There have been many amusement park accidents in the past years, and often people end up killed.
If you or your loved one was injured at an amusement park, you deserve compensation. Mistakes made by the ride operator or other members of the amusement park staff often lead to accidents. You should not have to deal with the injuries and losses while the liable party suffers no consequences. Speak to an attorney from King Law and discuss your rights today.
Common amusement park accidents
The most common reason for accidents occurring at amusement parks is the malfunction of rides. Rides malfunction due to errors during manufacturing or when the ride operators do not check or regularly maintain the rides. Over the years, thousands of people have suffered from injuries, and 3-4 people have died.
Common causes of amusement park accidents include the following:
- Design errors that engineers did not fix at the right time.
- Mechanical failures, such as the safety belt coming off during the ride.
- Negligent employees that do not properly load, unload or operate the rides.
- Some rides come with health warnings, but some people with the mentioned health issues ignore the warning and ride anyway. This leads to accidents.
- Construction companies failed to follow the plan and caused construction flaws.
- Letting too many people on the ride and ignoring the weight limit warning.
- Reckless behavior by the guests, especially children.
- Some accidents are caused by no fault of the amusement park or the guests. A person may feel nauseous or dizzy after a ride and slip and fall.
Tips for parents at amusement parks
As children cause the most trouble at amusement parks, it is important not to let them visit or ride without an adult. Also, an adult should always supervise their child at all times at the amusement park. These tips may help keep children safe:
- Follow the ride rules regarding health, weight, height, etc.
- Follow the operator’s instructions when getting on and off the ride.
- Use the safety equipment of the respective ride as instructed.
- Use your hands to grab the seat or ride and keep your feet firm on the surface.
- Do not let your child ride alone.