When you and your family go for a nice outing, or are on vacation, the last thing you expect is to get injured. If you pay to bring your family to an amusement park or fair, you expect family fun, a day that everyone can enjoy. You know that there are regulations and inspections on every aspect of the rides you and your children will be going on. Everything is safe.
Until it isn’t.
If you or a loved one has been injured at an amusement park or fair, you may need a Hallandale Beach premises liability attorney. If an owner or operator’s negligence has caused your family harm, the Dante Law Firm, P.A. wants to make sure you know your rights and that you aren’t taken advantage of.
Recently, a roller coaster in Florida caused panic and injury when it derailed. Roller coaster cars were hanging dozens of feet above the ground with people strapped in and terrified. Many people were taken to the hospital. Thankfully, nobody was killed, but it could have been much worse.
It was quickly determined that the same roller coaster that derailed had been put out of service by Florida state inspectors twice in the past year and a half. Why?
Last year, the roller coaster was issued a “stop order” because of corrosion and damaged handrails, then for damaged nuts and bolts.
A month before the derailment, inspectors found excessive corrosion, a damaged seat, and a crack on the coaster track. State inspectors said that those problems had all been rectified.
The ride reopened the same day the derailment occurred.
Rides inside an amusement park aren’t the only way people get hurt. You need to know that everything about these establishments must meet state and federal codes, including ADA standards. From the slope of the walkways to all appropriate safety measures, there are many standards put into place to ensure your visit is successful and safe. If they aren’t, you could get injured from slip and fall accidents or worse.
If you or a loved one has been injured at an amusement park or fair, whether on a ride or on the premises, the first thing you need to do is ensure everyone is okay. Make sure you and your loved ones get the necessary medical attention and file a report with police.
After that, you may need a premises liability attorney in Hallandale Beach. Never settle a case without knowing all of your options. Remember all of those safety inspections and codes? There are many levels of people who are a part of decisions to open or close rides, from the ground-level employee and management all the way to state inspectors. Here at the Dante Law Firm, we will work to find out whose negligence caused you or your loved one’s injuries. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526. You don’t have to do this alone.