Georgia Theme Parks, Amusement Parks, Carnivals and Fairs Offer Fun and Danger


May 23, 2013

Many families in Georgia are planning vacations this summer including spending time at amusement parks, fairs and water parks. These facilities provide a fun way for parents and kids to share time together while enjoying the lazy days of summer. However, these parks also present risks that can cause life-changing injuries and even fatalities. When the operator of the fair or amusement park does not exercise appropriate care to prevent hazards to those who ride on their rollercoasters and other rides, they may be liable for the injuries caused by their failure to take sufficient measures to prevent invited patrons from experiencing an accident.

Our experienced Georgia personal injury attorneys handle injuries resulting from unsafe premises, poorly maintained or unsafely designed rides, violent encounters with employees, trip and falls and other accidents in locations throughout the state that include:

• Amusement Parks
• Water Parks
• County Fairs
• Traveling and Seasonal Carnivals

When an accident occurs involving theme park rides, carnival and fair rides or similar types of recreational activity, the impact can devastate the lives of those who suffer injury as well as their loved ones. Although no one should suffer catastrophic injuries like a severed spinal cord, brain injury or other life-altering injury while engaged in forms of recreation that are intended to be mindless acts of amusement, there are people in amusement parks all across the U.S. who are injured by shoddy maintenance, unsafe walkways or ride design, lack of compliance with safety regulations, distracted or poorly supervised ride operators and more.

The amusement park industry is heavily regulated so it is important that injury victims seek prompt legal advice to facilitate a timely independent inspection. Prompt investigation will permit evidence of practices or procedures that violate these regulations and industry practices to be preserved. Many cases require the use of engineers and other industry experts to analyze the circumstances of a theme park or fair accident, so that they can provide an expert opinion about who caused the accident and what should have been done to prevent it from happening. Some of the most common causes of amusement park accidents include:

• Ride operator error
• Distracted ride operators
• Failure to perform required or prudent inspections and maintenance
• Unsafe ride or park design
• Failure to implement adequate policies for reporting and correcting hazards

Our dedicated Georgia ride accident lawyers handle personal injury and wrongful death claims involving all types of rides, including but not limited to the following:

• Roller Coasters
• Water Slides
• Ferris Wheels
• Carnival Rides
• Spinning Rides
• Go-Cart Racers
• Rock Walls
• Rides Rotating on a Pendulum
• Flume Rides
• Zip Lines & Bungee Jumping

Call the Georgia personal injury lawyers at Montlick and Associates 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your free consultation when you call 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). We are available to provide effective legal representation to those throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Category: Personal Injury

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