Amusement Park Accident

Amusement parks are family-friendly places that people of all ages attend to enjoy the thrill of being literally taken for a loop on fast-moving rides. While people strap themselves into a particular ride knowing that their senses will be alarmed and their adrenaline will be pumping, they also have confidence that the ride is safe and that the appearance of danger truly is only an illusion. The vast majority of times, people are tossed about, spun around, and hung upside down before being returned safely to the loading platform, but sadly, there are still dozens of amusement park accidents each year.

amusement-park-accident-attorneysEven though there are vast safety and security measure in place at amusement parks, accidents still occur, either due to some mechanical failure or due to the negligence of someone responsible for the safety of the customers. When accidents do happen, people suffer injuries while traveling at high speeds or while falling from precarious heights, and the results can be severe or even fatal. People who suffer amusement park accident injuries have the right to be compensated and should pursue claims for their injuries soon after the accident occurs. However, filing a successful claim is difficult, and given the complexity of the machinery behind amusement park rides and devices, it is highly recommended that anyone who is injured at an amusement park contact an experienced attorney to file a claim on his or her behalf.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury caused by an amusement park accident, it is essential that you consult with an experienced attorney right away. A lawyer will know how to prove that your injury was caused by the negligence or failure of those in charge of the amusement park or their employees, and how to file a claim on your behalf in a timely and efficient manner. Filing a premises liability claim is complicated and difficult, and having a knowledgeable lawyer who has the expertise required to understand what caused a particular accident and how to pursue a claim for the injuries suffered as a result of the accident gives you the best possible chances of receiving the compensation you need and deserve.

amusement parkThe lawyers at Munawar & Andrews Santillo LLP (‘Mlawfirm’) are highly experienced trial attorneys who are have won millions of dollars for their clients in personal injury cases. We know how to prove what specifically caused an amusement park accident to happen and what should have been done to prevent your injury in the first place. Our attorneys work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the compensation they deserve to cover their medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages, as well as any other money damages they may be owed. If you or a family member has been in an amusement park accident and has suffered an injury or loss of life, do not hesitate to contact our lawyers at (212)-400-4000 or email at for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Amusement park accidents occur commonly due to one of the following conditions:

  • Mechanical failure
  • Structural damage
  • Missing safety equipment
  • Safety bars, straps, or restraints malfunction
  • Improper assembly
  • Operator negligence
  • Improper maintenance
  • Exposed electrical wiring
  • Inspection failure
  • Roller coasters colliding
  • Improper instructions on how to safely enter or exit a ride
  • Falling off a ride
  • Falling off a water slide
  • Ride stopping or starting too quickly
  • Being trapped on a ride
  • Slip and fall on an uneven or wet surface in the park

On top of filing a premises liability claim, you also may have claims against other, “third parties.” “Third parties” could include, for example, the manufacturer of a part of a ride that malfunctioned and caused the accident. If you have third party claims, it can become tricky to know who to sue and what type of claim to bring, and having an experienced personal injury lawyer investigate and determine which parties to file claims against can give you the best chance of receiving the maximum compensation possible. For more information, contact our lawyers at (212)-400-4000 or email at for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Additionally, claims for amusement park accidents cover all types of injuries. If you or a loved one is suffering any of the following conditions or injuries as a result of an amusement park accident then you may have a claim for compensation:

  • Broken bone
  • Crush injuries
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Dislocation
  • Fractures or sprains
  • Nerve damage
  • Back injury
  • Head injury
  • Brain trauma
  • Spine injury
  • Hip injury
  • Paralysis
  • Any other injury or condition resulting from a amusement park slip and fall.

Amusement-Park1Call now and our office will provide you with a full analysis of your situation and assessment of your claim. If you wait too long to file your claim, you could be barred from pursuing it in the future under New York Statute of Limitations law. Depending on the type of claim or claims you have, the amount of time you have to file can vary and you should seek the advice of an attorney to be sure not to miss any important deadlines. It is also vital that you take action and consult a lawyer right away because there can be a lot of information to gather and process in a short period of time and having all the necessary evidence organized and presentable will make your claim as strong as possible. For example, a strong claim will include the following:

  • Copy of any video capturing the amusement park accident.
  • Any documents detailing who owns the amusement park and who is responsible for its maintenance.
  • Maintenance records of the amusement park and rides.
  • Records of any changes made to the amusement park.
  • Payment records relating to the purchase, maintenance, inspection, and modification of the amusement park
  • Any correspondence between the amusement park owner and any party involved in the maintenance and/or repair of the rides or facilities.
  • Records of any necessary insurance policies

This list is not exhaustive and contains just some of the records and information that you will need in order to file a successful claim. An experienced attorney will know exactly what documentation to obtain and evidence to compile on your behalf to file a successful premises liability claim.

Finally, it is important to also consult with a physician right away. Give the doctor a complete and detailed description of when and how the accident occurred so that you can get the most precise medical report possible to support your claim. Failure to complete any of these steps could be detrimental to your case. Having an attorney by your side will ensure that you complete all of these steps and increases the chances that your claim will be filed accurately and in a timely manner.

And remember, we do not get paid unless we win your case, so you do not have to worry about being able to afford representation for your stairway injury claim. The consolation is free, and we only collect if you receive a settlement or judgment in your favor. Our attorneys are ready and eager to provide you and your family with the expertise and support that will maximize your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve.

Call: 212-400-4000 For FREE Consultation with a New York City Premises Liability Lawyer and to Protect your Rights!