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Visting a theme park like Universal Studios Orlando is a dream vacation for many families. A fun getaway like this is supposed to be a magical experience filled with excitement and entertainment, one where you leave behind your daily stresses and worries.
Unfortunately, serious injuries and deaths occur at theme parks. Accidents can range from ride injuries to slips, trips, and falls. When these accidents happen, you need the assistance of a Florida Amusement Park Injury Attorney at Whittel & Melton.
If you or a family member was injured at Universal Studios Florida, we urge you to call us and discuss your case at 866-608-5529. Depending on the unique facts of your case, you may be eligible for financial compensation for medical expenses and damages. There are statutes of limitations places on how long you have to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim, so it is in your best interest to act fast and seek legal help as soon as possible after an injury has occurred at Universal Studios Florida.
In most cases, when injuries occur at Universal Studios Orlando, negligence on the part of amusement park staff is usually the key issue. This negligence on the park staff can include:
Ride operators failing to follow operating procedures due to distraction or carelessness Amusement parks are held to a higher standard of safety as a common carrier, which is a legal term that also applies to entities that operate airplanes, buses and trains. Because of this, theme parks like Universal Studios Orlando must follow more thorough procedures to ensure rider safety.
Many water park accidents are caused by a slip and fall or trip and fall accidents from wet surfaces. However, broken water slides, harmful bacteria and chemical imbalances in the water are also a cause of injuries and illnesses.
Just like non-water park amusement rides, water park rides can have the same problems, including flaws in design, construction, maintenance, and inspection. Water parks are constantly trying to make their attractions more appealing, so they build taller and faster slides, which only increase the risk to park visitors and guests.
The severity of accidents and injuries that happen at a theme park can vary. Depending on the nature of an accident at Universal Studios Orlando, medical care and treatment can be extensive, resulting in significant medical bills. The pain and suffering that accompany these injuries can also be severe. You may be able to recover financial compensation for both medical expenses and pain and suffering after suffering an injury at Universal Studios Orlando.
Other types of losses that warrant compensation include mental anguish and lost wages. Moreover, if you suffered a permanent injury or disability as the result of an accident at an amusement park, this is another compensable loss in a Universal Studios Orlando injury claim. You may also be able to collect financial compensation for what is referred to as future damages. The full scope of damages suffered in an amusement park accident can be endless, resulting in ongoing medical issues, pain and suffering, and even lost wages for an indefinite time into the future. Monetary compensation for future losses must be included as part of any insurance settlement or court judgment.
If you end up retaining our Universal Studios Orlando Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton, we may pursue punitive damages in your case. Punitive damages represent an extra amount of money paid to you to punish the defendant, which would be Universal Studios Orlando.
Punitive damages are awarded in an amusement park injury lawsuit when it is determined that a theme park, like Universal Studios Orlando, was grossly negligent or reckless in causing an accident resulting in injuries. In many cases, punitive damages add up to considerable sums of money, especially if the conduct of Universal Studios, or any other theme park, proves particularly atrocious.
Our Universal Studios Orlando Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton are ready to schedule a free initial consultation with you. You can schedule a meeting with us immediately by calling 866-608-5529. We are available 24/7 to help you, including holidays, nights, and weekends. During an initial consultation with us, we will go over your case in full detail and explain how the claims settlement and litigation processes work. You will be charged no up front fees and we will collect no payment from you until you receive a financial award.