Texas has a number of amusement parks, and millions of people visit these parks every year looking for fun and recreation. Unfortunately, a small percentage of these visitors also find themselves involved in amusement park accidents resulting in death or significant injury.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the most common causes of amusement park injury or death are mechanical failure of a ride, improper operation of a ride, inherent nature of the ride, or visitor misuse and failure to follow instructions. The two most common legal claims for amusement park accidents are for negligence or product liability.
A legal claim may be filed against the amusement park itself if someone has been injured because of negligence. These claims may be for failure to train employees properly, failure to maintain equipment, failure to properly operate a ride, failure to post proper warning signs, and failure to properly inspect equipment.
A legal claim may be filed for product liability if there are structural or design defects in the ride, which has caused an injury to occur. If a ride — or part of a ride — is found to be defective, and that defect caused an injury, a legal claim can be made against the manufacturer or designer of the ride.
Roberts & Roberts focuses on helping people who have been injured in accidents or have been the victim of faulty products. Contact us to schedule your free consultation with our experienced personal injury legal team for the compassionate representation you deserve.