When you take your loved ones to have some fun at an amusement park, you never think something bad will happen. Unfortunately, thousands of people are injured at amusement parks each year in the US. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we are here to help when you need us. Our Pittsburgh amusement park accident attorneys in Pittsburgh understand that you need compensation for the injuries you or a loved one have sustained. Let us investigate your case and secure the coverage you deserve.
During a recent reporting year, a CNN report found that there were approximately 30,000 injuries linked to amusement parks according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). However, these numbers are likely lower than reality because reporting requirements and regulations differ from state to state.
Injuries that happen at amusement parks can happen in various ways. Generally, we are looking at:
When discussing these incidents, it is important to note that many of these parks are standing amusement parks while others move from place to place (like fairs, circuses, seasonal events, etc.).
There are many moving parts on amusement rides. Each ride is supposed to be inspected by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Division of Amusement Rides and Attractions. However, that does not mean that every ride will be safe every time. When it comes to these rides, a few people could be held liable in the event an incident occurs:
Plenty of injuries happen in areas of amusement parks that are not related to the rides themselves. We see these occur due to:
Property owners and park operators have a duty to ensure the premises are reasonably safe for invitees and licensees at all times.
If you or someone you care about has been injured at an amusement park due to the negligence of another person, you need to seek legal assistance today. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to get to work on your behalf. We will thoroughly investigate what happened in your case and work to secure the compensation you need, including: