Tragic Accident Raises Questions About Amusement Park Safety

An amusement park accident lawyer notes that a deadly amusement park accident in Australia has raised questions about the safety of amusement parks in the United States. Preliminary reports indicate a mechanical malfunction may have led to the death of four people. People who have been injured at amusement parks and carnivals may be eligible for compensation with the assistance of a personal injury attorney.

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Report: Enough Accidents Each Year to Justify Federal Oversight

A tragic accident at an Australian amusement park that killed four people has some wondering about amusement park safety in the United States. According to USA Today, the amusement park industry in the U.S. has virtually no federal oversight, as each state has their own set of laws in place regarding amusement parks. While the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is responsible for overseeing and investigating injuries at traveling amusement parks, fixed-site parks were removed from their jurisdiction in the 1980s.

Amusement parks across the U.S. attract over 300 million people per year, and the likelihood of serious injury is rare. According to the report, however, some argue that there are enough accidents each year to warrant comprehensive oversight from the federal government. In August 2016, a 10-year-old boy was killed in a water slide accident at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas, prompting an investigation into the ride’s design and possible cause of the accident.

How an Amusement Park Accident Lawyer Can Help

Amusement park owners and operators have a duty to provide a safe environment for visitors, park employees, and contracted employees. If there are risks of harm associated with their parks and rides, they also must provide adequate warnings and safeguards. If an amusement park owner fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.

People injured at amusement parks, fairs, or carnivals through no fault of their own may be eligible to recover money for:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering

The families of those killed at amusement parks may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

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