A visit to the local theme park or carnival is one of the most common ways for the American family to spend some time together in an exciting setting and to make a brief escape from the daily grind. Even if long lines, rain, or high ticket prices put a bit of a damper on these outings, the last thing a parent should have to think about is his or her child’s wellbeing on a roller coaster or other ride.
The official standards of safety that govern amusement parks have increased steadily over the years. However, at the same time, consumers are demanding bigger and bigger thrills, delivered by rides with more speed, sharper turns, and drops from greater heights. Moreover, as attention is focused on the experience of newer amusements, older rides may suffer from neglect in both active supervision and mechanical soundness.
Injuries sustained from accidents at amusement parks are generally the result of two types of neglect:
The owners and operators of amusement park rides should be accountable for any and all instances of obvious neglect and resulting injury on their property. If you or someone you love has been affected by the failure of safety standards on a roller coaster or other ride, contact the Sheboygan personal injury lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (920) 459-8000 today.