There are a variety of potential injuries that someone may suffer while at an amusement park. According to a study done by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were 2,800 to 4,300 mobile amusement ride injuries that required emergency room treatment between 1997 to 2003. Mobile amusement rides are used at mobile amusement parks, traveling carnivals and one-off events. Rides at fixed locations, such as Disneyland, are not included in this definition.
There has also been a number of deaths related to both fixed-site and mobile amusement rides. Between 1987 and 2001, the CPSC determined that a total of 55 people died after or during an amusement park ride.
There many types of problems that could potentially lead to serious injuries at an amusement park. If negligent employees are not paying attention, proper safety measures may be overlooked. Additionally, faulty equipment, including lap bands and shoulder harnesses that malfunction, may not keep individuals in a safe position and location during a ride.
It is up to the owner of a business to ensure that a location or area is safe. If the individual responsible for a location is negligent and a visitor gets injured, a lawsuit may ensue. The organization that owns the location may be liable for compensating a guest for medical bills and lost wages. A premises liability lawyer could explain to an injured victim what their legal rights and options are. Additionally, a lawyer could help a client build a case and argue it in court.