AMUSEMENT PARK & CARNIVAL ACCIDENTS
If you or a loved one has been injured in an amusement park or carnival accidents, contact the personal injury attorneys at Kenney & Conley today for a free consultation regarding your rights to compensation. Whether it is at a fixed location such as Six Flags New England, or a smaller, mobile carnival, amusement parks are responsible for the safety of thousands of visitors each year throughout the state.
While fatalities are not common, injuries happen all too often. Whether your case involves a local carnival ride injury accident, rollercoaster injury at a theme park, or even a water park accident, the personal injury lawyers at Kenney & Conley will help you hold the proper parties responsible for their negligence.
Our amusement park accident lawyers also handle claims involving visitor protection issues. These involve equipment failure, operator errors, crowd control and related issues. We will conduct a complete investigation into the incident, documenting the full extent of your injury or loss so that we are able to present a strong claim, providing you with the justice and fair compensation you deserve.
Safety Lapses Leading to Amusement Park & Carnival Accidents
Fixed amusement park locations are typically very well planned and laid out for managing the flow of guests as well as supervising operators and other staff. Because a high priority is placed on design and maintenance of rides and other attractions, injuries that do occur at amusement parks often involve slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents.
Traveling fairs and carnivals, however, have far more serious visitor protection problems and thus provide potential for greater injury or wrongful death claims in an amusement park accident. These types of accidents are often due to:
- Dangerous equipment – exposed engines, gear boxes and hydraulics
- Unsecured power cords creating tripping hazards
- Flying objects thrown by people in adjacent game areas
- Operator training and competence – seasonal staff and local volunteers are often undertrained
- Lack of security or crime prevention – attractive nuisance, trespassing by juveniles and small children
Mobile amusement parks typically locate themselves at local parks, fields or parking lots that are not designed for the amusement park’s particular use. Even operations that look and feel the same at each stop may not have a fixed design, with each setup involving different road access as well as unique spaces and a constantly changing set of management problems. Visitor safety must be analyzed anew with each and every setup.
Determining Liability in Amusement Park & Carnival Accidents
One of the greatest difficulties in amusement park liability cases is identifying which party actually bears responsibility. Local government oversight may not always be carried out carefully and inspection requirements can often be a problem. The attorneys at Kenney & Conley will sort out the relationships of all parties involved in an accident while also reviewing the applicable regulations and laws involved in order to build a solid case against those who are responsible for paying damages.