The recent tragic death of Tyre Sampson brings new attention to amusement park safety. Unfortunately, deaths and injuries at theme parks are not new developments. In 2016, 30,000 emergency room visits were due to theme park injuries. Ohio is not immune to these incidents: a ride malfunction in 2017 killed one person and injured several at the Ohio State Fair.
Injuries range from scrapes and bruises to wrongful death. However, theme parks must conform to safety standards and correct conditions that can injure their patrons. Working with the Law Offices of Tim Misny will ensure that you receive adequate compensation for your injuries.
Take these steps if you sustain injuries at a theme park:
- Report the accident: Never consider your accident “too minor” to report. It doesn’t matter if your accident didn’t attract attention. You do not need to fall off a roller coaster to have a claim. Many theme park accidents are simple slip-and-falls due to errant wires and overgrown landscaping. The park should correct these conditions, and if not, they are liable for any accidents.
- Seek medical attention: If you delay medical attention, it will destroy your credibility and make your claim more difficult. Many parks keep medics on staff, and it is crucial you do not refuse their attention. Even if you receive some treatment at the park, follow up with your primary care provider. You need to ensure your injury is not more serious than you realize.
- Document the accident scene: If possible, document the accident scene with photos. Take pictures of any conditions that lead to your injury, including trip hazards, ride malfunctions, or other causes. Ask around to see if anyone else took photos or videos. Write down everything about the accident while it remains fresh in your memory.
- Don’t discuss the accident: Do not post about the accident on social media or discuss it in detail with anyone other than your personal injury attorney. Theme park managers or their insurance adjusters may try to convince you to settle early or say something incriminating. Large theme parks have teams of attorneys on their side to dispute any responsibility they may have in an accident. You need to hire an advocate too—call the Law Offices of Tim Misny for aggressive legal representation. Once you call us, we’ll handle attorneys and insurance companies on your behalf.
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