Although accidents at these parks are uncommon, when they do occur the injuries can be severe. The most common injuries that occur at amusement parks are: whiplash, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, lacerations, broken bones and drowning.
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Amusement parks are responsible for providing a safe environment for their workers and guests. Rides should be properly maintained and inspected. Debris and garbage should be picked up and security personnel should be available at all times. Also, as patrons of an amusement park, it is important to follow all rules to avoid a serious injury.
According to the Consumer Product Safety commission, it is important to take precautions when visiting an amusement park. This includes reading all signs and obeying all rules, choosing appropriate rides for your age and health and avoiding any ride you feel looks poorly maintained or the operator is inattentive.
Unfortunately, amusement park accidents can still occur even if you take precautionary measures. These accidents could be caused by the negligence or carelessness of the park or its employees.
If you or someone you know were injured at an amusement park, you should contact a personal injury attorney to see what your rights are. Mechanical defects and negligence of the amusement park, may result in an individual pursing a product liability or personal injury claim if they were injured on the premises. Contact Berger and Green today for a free no obligation consultation.
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