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Amusement Park Injuries

Amusement parks are common across the country and all come equipped with a number of rides for individuals to enjoy. The majority of the time, a given ride will be safe but sometimes accidents do happen. If one is lucky, the accident will result in no injury or only a minor injury. Unfortunately, much more serious incidents do occur.

There is no indication of how many injuries and accidents occur on an annual basis because the majority of fair rides and amusement parks do not actually have to report their injuries and accidents. This leaves the very few parks that are willing to report injury statistics without a legal requirement. Despite the lack of response or numbers, experts estimate that somewhere around 10,000 people are injured at amusement parks in the United States each year. These injuries are caused by a number of errors.

The first error that causes accidents has nothing to do with the park and everything to do with the behavior of the park guest. A park guest that fails to take note of safety procedures or purposely subverts safety information is likely to be injured by his or her own actions.

Next, operator error causes many injuries and accidents. These errors occur when the operator of a ride or a park messes something up and causes injuries to occur. Not fastening safety restraints correctly may be one cause.

Third, the ride might be badly designed. This type of error is commonly fixed before a ride is opened or put into construction in the first place, but it still happens. Many times the company that manufactured the ride may not realize the hazards of it until after someone is hurt.

Finally, poor maintenance causes injuries. This includes not only maintenance but also inspections of the rides.

Contact a Cincinnati Premises Liability Lawyer

If you have been injured by an amusement park ride through no fault of your own, contact the Cincinnati personal injury lawyers at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733.

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6071 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213
(513) 321-7733

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