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Florida Amusement, Theme & Water Park Accident Attorneys
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Offices in Tampa, Orlando, Weeki Wachee
Tampa, Hillsborough County 813-221-3200
Weeki Wachee, Hernando County 352-666-6666
Orlando, Orange County and Statewide 866-608-5529
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Florida Theme, Amusement Park Ride and Water Park Injury Lawyers Helping Injury Victims in Tampa, Orlando, Weeki Wachee and throughout the State of Florida

According to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, 300 million people go to amusement parks each year. It is estimated that the chance of an injury happening in a theme park setting is 1 in 9 million.

Amusement parks offer guests fun, adrenaline-pumping rides, fantastic sights and much more. Whether you are visiting a county fair, state fair, carnival, theme park, amusement park or even a water park, no element of surprise should include injury erupting from reckless behavior. Unfortunately, when carelessness is blended in with excitement, the outcome can be anything but joyous resulting in serious personal injury and even wrongful death. The Florida Amusement & Theme Park Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton are dedicated to assisting you if you or a loved one has been hurt at an amusement park or similar site due to negligence by an owner or operator.

Amusement Park Negligence

Guest safety in any amusement park setting should always come first and be at the top of the establishment’s list of priorities. Unfortunately this is not always the case and when careless actions or efforts are carried out by owners or employees, people get hurt. Some common negligence issues that lead to injuries include:

  • Dimly lit areas like parking lots where assaults can take place
  • Unlocked doors or gates that can permit access to dangerous areas
  • Poorly maintained rides or buildings
  • Ride operators under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Defects in rides
  • Slippery surface areas
  • Equipment or other articles that obstruct walkways

Tampa, Orlando, Weeki Wachee and other parts of Florida have some magnificent theme parks that are famous throughout the country. Popular theme parks like these are required to have routine safety inspections and highly trained employees operating the rides. However, even if these safety precautions are performed regularly and properly, accidents can still happen. Injuries at theme parks can be lethal due to extreme heights and momentous speeds reached within seconds flat.

Many amusement park accidents take place on a more local level, at county or state fairs and short-term festivals and carnivals. The safety measures for small-scale events like these are not as strict as large and permanent parks. Rides and stations are set up and taken down repeatedly and transported across the country every few days or weeks. Sometimes the storage process of these rides can be inadequate. These rides are usually not maintained properly, overused and outdated. It is not uncommon for these rides to be improperly set up, which can make them a full on danger zone for paying customers.

The staff at these local events can also be crookedly constructed. Many times they are not fully aware or trained at handling such intricate structures. When this is the case, serious unfortunate accidents can occur. All it takes is one missing screw or an untrained employee to create a catastrophic injury that can change your life forever.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission's National Electronic Information Surveillance System, in 2006 8,800 ER-related injuries occurred from amusement park rides. Of those 8,800, 3,700 were from fixed site rides at theme parks, 2,800 were from mobile rides like those at fairs and carnivals and 2,300 were unknown sites. The same research shows that inflatable amusement devices, like bounce houses, accounted for 3,600 ER-related injuries. Public water park slides made up 3,100 injuries and Go-karts created a whopping 15,600 catastrophic injuries.

Let Us Help You Get the Compensation You Deserve

Most theme park accidents deal with large corporations, sometimes one claim can involve several different companies. At Whittel & Melton we are prepared to go to bat against major corporations; we will not cower from scare tactics enlisted by these corporations to get you to take a low settlement. It is important to know that swift settlement offers are usually not in your best interest, however all cases are unique. Generally speaking, companies will try and dissuade you from pursuing your legal matters by convincing you that you will be unsuccessful against them. This is simply an effort to limit their product liability exposure. The skilled Amusement & Theme Park Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can best advise you of your legal options. Until your case and injuries are thoroughly evaluated, fair compensation cannot be awarded.

Call us today for a free consultation regarding your injuries from any Florida amusement park. You can reach us online or by phone statewide and toll-free at 1-866-608-5LAW (5529).

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Florida Amusement, Theme & Water Park Accident Lawyers
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Offices in Tampa, Orlando, Weeki Wachee
Tampa 813-221-3200
Weeki Wachee 352-666-6666
Orlando and Statewide 866-608-5529
Don’t Face the Judge Alone!

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