Wisconsin has a variety of well-established amusement parks. The Wisconsin Dells in particular has a significant number of indoor and outdoor water parks with a variety of attractions. There are also entertainment businesses and theme parks that offer go carts, bumper cars, bounce houses, laser tag, and roller coasters during the warm months and snow sports during the winter. At all of these attractions, there are risks. You understand the need to be careful, yet you also expect to be protected from unnecessary dangers. If the owners, managers, and employees are not careful at all times, if they do not protect you and other guests like they should, a hazard could arise and lead to a roller coaster accident.
If you were hurt at an amusement park, contact the Wisconsin premises liability lawyers at Studinski Law, LLC right away. An injury suffered at an amusement park or other entertainment facility does not automatically entitle you to compensation from the owner or manager of the business. However, if your injury occurred because of an employee’s carelessness or recklessness, then you may have a premises liability claim that entitles you to compensation.
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Injuries Commonly Sustained at Theme Parks
Anything can happen at an amusement park. The owners, management, and staff may not maintain the highest health and safety standards. With so many different environments and attractions, all types of accidents can occur. From slip and falls to amusement park ride accidents, people can suffer a wide range of injuries, such as:
- Broken bones
- Concussions or more serious traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ damage and bleeding
- Heart attack
At Studinsnki Law, LLC, we understand that no two accidents at an amusement park are the same. We will carefully listen to your story, examine your medical records, and work with medical experts to gain a full picture of your physical and psychological injuries. With our years of legal experience in injury cases, we will determine the potential value of your claim.
Frequent Reasons for Theme Park and Roller Coaster Accidents
With so many different attractions, amusements, and features at amusement parks, a wide range of things can do wrong. You may get hurt in a theme park accident due to:
- Failure to property inspect and maintain rides
- Mechanical failure
- Design defect
- Ride operator’s negligence
- Other guests’ behavior
- Failure to provide safety instructions and warnings
- Failure to warn of risks for those with medical conditions
- Failure to keep areas clean
There are times when an amusement park guest’s injuries are the result of their own carelessness. Children commonly run around pools and water rides despite warnings to the contrary. This increases the chance that they slip and fall, cutting themselves, breaking a wrist, or hitting their head on the hard ground. In this instance, the amusement park may not be liable for such an injury.
However, there are also many situations in which guests are injured because an employee of the business, ride designer or manufacturer, or maintenance provider is negligent. If you were injured at an amusement park, whether the accident occurred at the pool, while riding a roller coaster, or while staying in the attached hotel, then call an attorney today.
Premises Liability: Pursing Compensation for a Theme Park or Roller Coaster Accident
When you are hurt at an amusement park, waterpark, carnival, or any other type of attraction, an attorney will help you determine whether the accident was the result of someone’s negligence. This is essential to your potential insurance claim or through a theme park lawsuit. If you were simply hurt by an unexpected accident, another guest’s conduct, or your own carelessness, then you do not have the right to compensation. However, if we find evidence of a business’s negligence, then we have the basis for a premises liability claim.
To pursue compensation, we will need to prove:
- There was a dangerous defect at the amusement park
- The owner or management knew or reasonably should have known about the defect
- The owner or management did not correct, warn against, or block off access to the defect
- The defect caused your injuries
Once we establish these facts to an insurer or in court, we can then request compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Government Regulations May Also Apply to Your Case
Amusement parks, theme parks, and waterparks are responsible for your safety under premises liability law, which arises from statutes or case law specifically addressing owners’, managers’, and tenants’ responsibilities to guests. However, these businesses must also adhere to a number of federal and state laws. In Wisconsin, the Department of Commerce, Safety, and Building Division regulates various entertainment devices, including mechanical amusement park rides, whether they are permanent or portable.
After you suffer injuries as the result of a water park accident or some other type of incident at an entertainment establishment, we will carefully review the federal and state laws that apply to that business. During our investigation, we will analyze whether that business fully complied with all of these laws, and if not, whether that contributed to the accident and your injuries.
If we obtain evidence that the business was not in full compliance with the law, this may be the proof of negligence we need to support your claim for compensation.
Our Wisconsin Amusement Park Accident Lawyers Are Here to Help You
When a fun day or family vacation at an amusement park turns into a debacle where you or a loved one gets hurt, turn to our experienced premises liability attorneys at Studinski Law, LLC. We understand how traumatic this experience may be for you, which is why we will always put your rights and needs first.
We are here to help you understand your legal options after a theme park or roller coaster accident. If there is evidence of negligence and you wish to pursue the claim, then we will fight for you to receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to under the law.