Posted in Personal Injury on July 6, 2020
When you or your family members want to enjoy a fun outing at an amusement park or a water park, the last thing you think about is somebody getting hurt. According to a report from CNN, around 335 million people visit amusement parks each year across the country. Amusement park and water park operators are required to follow state regulations put in place to keep ride-goers and visitors safe. Unfortunately, there are times when serious injuries can occur.
Data available from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) shows that there were approximately 30,000 injuries linked to amusement parks during a recent reporting year. However, experts warn that this data is limited because regulations surrounding reporting amusement park incidents are not uniform across the country. The actual number of injuries is likely higher.
Amusement park injuries can be severe, and they can affect a person’s entire body. Some of the most common injuries that occur an amusement or water park incidents include the following:
Unfortunately, some amusement park injuries are so severe that victims die due to the trauma.
There are a variety of ways that people can get hurt at amusement or water parks. In many cases, these injuries occur due to passenger misuse or reckless behavior on the part of park-goers. However, these injuries can also occur due to the careless or negligent actions of amusement park ride operators or owners. This can include:
Georgia amusement parks are regulated by the state Department of Labor. The Department is responsible for setting forth amusement ride regulations, inspections of amusement rides, issuing certificates of inspection, and more.
There are many amusement and water parks in Georgia that visitors can enjoy. This includes Six Flags Over Georgia, Wild Adventures, Six Flags White Water, and more. Aside from the major theme parks across the state, there are various water parks that visitors and locals can enjoy as well as many smaller parks and stand-alone amusement rides that must also follow the rules and regulations set forth by the state of Georgia.
If you or somebody you love has sustained an injury at an amusement park that was caused by the careless or negligent actions of the park operators, you should speak to an Atlanta personal injury attorney about your case. You may be entitled to various types of compensation for what happened, but these premises liability cases are not easy to prove. An attorney will be able to walk you through this process and ensure you take the steps necessary to obtain maximum compensation.