Amusement Park Accidents
The U.S. is home to 398 permanent amusement parks.
Estimated attendance is more than 278 million people.
Every year, amusement park visitors take an estimated 1.69 billion rides on Ferris wheels, roller coasters and other types of rides.
In 2009, estimates of injuries totaled 1,181.
52% of injuries occur on family and adult rides; a third on roller coasters; and the remainder on children’s rides.
Sources: National Safety Council; International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions.
In the U.S., having fun is serious business. The most recent figures from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions report nearly 400 permanent attractions or amusement parks are located in our country. Attendance at those parks numbers almost 300 million people yearly. Here in Florida, our theme parks attract visitors from across the nation and around the world. Our attractions have good records of safety, but experience has taught personal injury attorney Gregg Hollander and his professional staff at the Hollander Law Firm that accidents can happen even when efforts are made to prevent them.
If you or someone you care about has been hurt in an amusement park accident, the Hollander Law Firm offers the sure and caring approach your injuries demand. We understand that children represent a large percentage of amusement park visitors, and we know that few situations are as heartbreaking as those involving serious injuries to youngsters.
Residents of Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Naples and other South Florida communities know the Hollander Law Firm’s reputation for tenacious representation of the interests of every client we serve. Our firm has a full staff of skilled professionals who team with experienced attorney Gregg Hollander to handle your case knowledgeably, capably, and personally.
When a fun-filled day turns tragic, it’s natural to feel fear, confusion and distress. As an accomplished personal injury and wrongful death attorney, Gregg Hollander has the insight and the resources to assess your situation and to help you pursue the compensation you need and deserve. When mechanical problems, operator negligence, or carelessness result in amusement park accidents and potentially long-term health consequences due to severe injuries, you need the assurance of a proven attorney on your side. Attorney Hollander knows how to ensure that your needs – both current and future – are accurately determined. He has the negotiation and trial skills to enforce your claim for damages. And he knows what it takes to represent victims of accidents at Disney World or elsewhere.
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions and the National Safety Council report that nearly 1,100 ride-related injuries occur nationwide each year. Their figures translate to more than three accidents daily. Family and adult rides account for the greatest number of injuries – more than half. But roller coasters and children’s rides also contribute to the total. And in the most recent year for which figures are available, the percentage of injuries on children’s rides increased significantly.
Injuries sustained on rides can range from minor scrapes, scratches and bruises to life-threatening wounds that require emergency medical care. In worst-case instances, injuries can cause lasting physical problems or disabilities, even loss of life. In fact, amusement park rides are capable of causing serious injuries just as any other type of heavy machinery might. Those can include deep cuts or lacerations, broken bones, head injuries and concussions, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, neck and back injuries, injuries to the extremities, accidental amputations, and other wounds.
When residents of Naples, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and other South Florida communities are hurt in an amusement park accident, in a car accident, in a nursing home, or in other circumstances, they count on the Hollander Law Firm. Our caring, personal approach ensures that you have an attentive attorney who is committed to understanding your objectives and helping you achieve them. Gregg Hollander’s experience has served thousands of injury victims, helping to win the compensation they needed to secure medical care and provide financial security.
The Hollander Law Firm offers you a free consultation to discuss your case and explore your options. You pay us no fees unless we successfully recover damages for you. Put your trust in the firm South Floridians rely on. Call the Hollander Law Firm today to schedule an appointment.