Falling at an Amusement Park
You were ready for a day of fun or the vacation of a lifetime, but instead of memories of laughter and relaxation you are left with physical pain and mounting bills. Your day at the amusement park, festival, or carnival turned into the day that you were hurt.

Now, you need to take action quickly before your time for claim expires and you are left with the bills from your accident.

How Amusement Park Accidents Happen

A ride can malfunction, a ride operator can make a mistake, or you may be struck by an object during your visit to the park. Any of these things can result in serious or even fatal injuries.

However, one of the most common types of amusement park accidents is a common type of many accidents—you may fall. A fall accident can occur if:

  • There is a trip hazard on the ground.
  • The ground is slippery.
  • The ride lacks properly working restraints.
  • The way to get on and off the ride is unsafe.

Any of these types of fall accidents can result in significant injuries.

Injuries to Watch for After an Amusement Park Fall Accident

Whether you trip and fall while walking or you fall from a ride or other elevated surface, it is important to watch for potential fall injuries such as:

  • Brain injuries.
  • Spinal cord injuries.
  • Broken bones.
  • Dislocated shoulders.
  • Facial or dental injuries.

Get prompt medical attention for any symptoms that occur after your fall and follow through on your doctor’s treatment plan to protect your physical and potential legal recovery.

How to Protect Yourself After a Fall

If you’ve been hurt in a fall, then it is important to:

  • Report your accident.
  • Be cautious about speaking with anyone from the amusement park or insurance company.
  • Know what to do and what not to do to protect your claim.
  • Understand how a case works so that you can protect your rights.

Additionally, it is important to contact an experienced fall injury lawyer who can gather and analyze evidence, who can effectively negotiate with insurance companies, and who isn’t afraid to go to court to protect your rights. Start a live chat with us now to learn more about what you can do to protect your rights and potential damages.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.