Florida Amusement Park Accidents
Injured at Busch Gardens, Adventure Island or Other Amusement Park?
Amusement parks can be a wonderful source of entertainment for the entire family. Parks such as Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, or one of Florida's many other amusement parks draw people from across the country and around the world. With so much competition, park owners are always working to create bigger thrills and attractions as quickly as possible. The biggest, fastest and scariest rides are aggressively marketed by these parks hoping to attract your attention in the hopes that you choose their park rather than the competition. Unfortunately, in the rush for your entertainment dollar, many of these rides are leaving customers injured and traumatized. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, emergency room visits resulting from amusement park injuries have risen 87% in the last five years.
Whether you are a park regular or injured while on vacation in Florida, you need a Tampa personal injury attorney by your side when you have been injured in an amusement park accident. These parks are large and powerful businesses that are represented by legal staff who will try to settle injury claims as quietly and quickly as possible for the least amount of compensation.
Compensation for Amusement Park Accidents in Tampa
Amusement park rides can involve heights of several hundred feet plus speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour and a seemingly minor miscue or malfunction can have a terrible impact. A majority of these accidents are caused by negligence on the part of the park or the guest, and determining the exact cause of an accident is a critical part of filing an injury claim. Florida's Bureau of Fair Rides Inspection monitors the 180 permanent amusement parks in Florida and investigates accidents involving amusement ride patrons. It is important to report any accidents or incidents to this Bureau and to contact a Tampa personal injury lawyer as soon as your accident occurs so that the evidence is preserved and the accident can be properly investigated.