Southern Florida, including Miami, are known for their amusement parks. In fact, visitors from all over the world arrive in southern Florida every year to experience the magic of theme parks and amusement parks. Most visitors and residents go to these parks expecting to have a wonderful time and to make a lifetime of memories. Unfortunately, amusement park injuries can have a devastating impact not only on your vacation but for months and even years to come.
Getting fair compensation if you have been injured ensures you have money to pay for medical bills and other costs. If you are visiting Florida, compensation can help you pay for return flights home and the other expenses you may accumulate as an injured tourist.
Types of Theme Park Injuries
Many types of injuries are possible in an amusement park, including:
- Rollercoaster ride injuries
- Head trauma
- Trip and fall accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Muggings and robbery
- Swimming pool and water injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Animal attacks
What Causes Amusement Park Injuries in Miami and Florida?
Many things can cause amusement park injuries in Miami and southern Florida, including:
- Poorly designed roller coasters and rides
- Incorrectly maintained roller coasters and rides
- Inadequate security
- Poor lighting
- Uneven sidewalks and surfaces
- Inadequate gates and barriers between restricted areas and the general public
- Poorly maintained swimming areas
- Poor supervision
There also may be other causes, as well. Often, when a child has sustained a terrible injury in an amusement park, there may be more than one reason why a child was injured. For example, if a child wandered away from his or her parents and was injured by a park animal, this may be caused by poor security as well as inattention or lack of supervision. However, it may also be caused by poor signage or inadequate fencing around an animal enclosure.
Since parks are large companies with considerable resources and since childhood injuries in an amusement park may be caused by complex factors, it’s important to consult with a Hollywood or Miami amusement park injury attorney to get answers and to find all liable parties.
Do I Have a Case?
In Miami and in southern Florida, you may have a claim if your injuries were caused by someone’s negligence or wrongful or reckless action. That is, if the park failed to act in a reasonable way to protect visitors and to prevent injury, and you or your child were seriously injured as a result of that negligence, you may have a claim if you have suffered damages. Damages can include devastating injuries which result in lost time at work, medical bills, and other expenses.
If you are not sure whether you have a claim after being injured, contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) for a free consultation with a Miami amusement park attorney. Our attorneys can help you understand whether you have a legal claim and are able to represent many plaintiffs across South Florida. Your first consultation with us comes with absolutely no obligation or cost, so you can find out whether you have a claim at no risk.