Can I Sue for an Indiana Amusement Park Injury?

July 11, 2014 | Blog

rollercoasterMillions of people in the United States go to amusement parks in the summer months for some family-friendly entertainment. Some of the most popular attractions at amusement parks are the thrilling roller coasters or other large rides. Due to the inherent danger of such attractions, safety standards for amusement parks are set by federal agencies, state governments, and even local ordinances. If an amusement park owner fails to abide by the safety regulations and an accident occurs, the park should be held responsible for any losses the victim experienced.

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) and the National Safety Council (NSC) report that approximately 297 million people went on rides 1.7 billion times in 2011. Of those millions of riders, 1,415 riders reported injury at the park. Anyone who is injured through the fault of the amusement park deserves to be fully compensated for their losses.

Amusement park accidents happen for several different reasons, including the following:

  • Failing to have rides and other attractions up to code
  • Ride operators or other employees act in a negligent manner
  • Slip and falls due to the negligence of the park
  • Storms and lightning if the park failed to timely react to weather forecasts

Even if a park meets all safety standards, employees of the park may still make mistakes or act in a negligent manner. If an employee acts in a negligent fashion, the amusement park may be held liable for your losses. As long as negligence of another person was involved in an amusement park accident, you should be able to recover.

Contact an Indianapolis personal injury lawyer for a free consultation

Merry Fountain is a highly experienced personal injury attorney who knows how to best pursue a case against a large amusement park. At the Fountain Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping injured people recover for their losses, no matter what type of injury they suffered. Call our office today at 888-242-HURT to schedule a free consultation to discuss a possible case.

Fountain Law Firm
320 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 917-7873