Carnivals and amusement parks are popular year-round in Texas. The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo as well as many other community carnivals, while fun, present opportunities for injuries.
Children, teenagers, and adults love amusement park rides, including roller coasters, bumper cars, Ferris wheels, water slides, and a variety of fast, spinning, twirling, and flying attractions. Unfortunately, amusement park injuries are common. Visitors sustain injuries ranging from bumps and bruises to broken bones and serious brain injuries. In some cases, visitors may sustain injuries that result in death.
If you were injured at an amusement park or carnival, you may have a claim for damages to compensate you for your injuries. The personal injury lawyers at Hernandez Sunosky, LLP, can sort out the details of your claim and determine who is responsible for the damages and injuries caused by the amusement park or carnival ride incident.
What Are Some Common Injuries At Amusement Parks & Carnivals?
Many of the same injuries you may sustain in a car accident can be sustained while riding amusement park rides. Unfortunately, your body is often whipped around in the same way a body is thrown around in a vehicle accident. Injuries that are common in amusement parks include:
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Serious brain and head injuries
- Whiplash and other neck injuries
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Lacerations, bruises, and scrapes
- Drowning accidents on water rides
If this occurs, it is important to report the injuries immediately and seek medical care and attention.
What Are Some Causes Of Amusement Park Injuries?
Many factors are involved in the cause of an amusement park or carnival ride injury. Common examples include:
- Failing to maintain and inspect rides
- Broken or rides in disrepair
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents caused by slippery surfaces, tripping hazards, and other dangerous conditions
- Lack of trained supervision for rides
- Inadequate training for ride operators
- Mechanical failures and defective parts or materials
- Passenger misuse and reckless behavior
- The inherent danger of the ride, such as a roller coaster that causes the person to be whipped around in numerous directions at a fast pace
Not all amusement park injuries result in a valid legal action against a park owner, operator, or other party. The rider has some responsibility or assumes the risk of voluntarily riding a dangerous ride. However, if the defendant breached the duty of care it owes to individuals or was otherwise guilty of wrongdoing, the defendant may be liable for the person’s damages. The amusement park and carnival ride injury lawyers at Hernandez Sunosky, LLP can help you determine if you have a claim and move forward to compensate you for your injuries.
What Type Of Damages Can I Receive For An Amusement Park Injury?
If the amusement park is responsible for the person’s injuries, you may be entitled to the following damages:
- Medical bills
- Income loss
- Pain and suffering
- Temporary or permanent disabilities
- Emotional suffering
- Therapy bills
The amount of compensation a person may receive for an amusement park injury claim depends on numerous factors. The type of injury, the severity of the injury, and the amount of financial damages are just a few factors that impact the value of a personal injury claim.
Who Do I Call After An Amusement Park Injury In The Greater Houston, TX Area?
Hurt in an amusement park or carnival ride accident? Call Hernandez Sunosky, LLP. at 713.981.4100
for a free, no-obligation consultation. We will review your claim and determine if you qualify for financial compensation.
There are no upfront fees for your call with an experienced attorney. You only pay us if we win your case.