Examples of amusement park owner or employee negligence include:
Other amusement park accidents are caused by defective rides or components. These accidents fall under product liability rather than negligence.
Examples of product liability include:
If you or a family member has been injured, you may have the right to pursue compensation for your losses. Because theme park owners aggressively defend accusations of wrongdoing, it is very important to work with a lawyer experienced in premises and product liability cases.
Amusement parks employ a number of different defenses in an attempt to deflect liability in a lawsuit. Most commonly, the amusement park may try to claim that the injured person “assumed the risk” associated with attending the park (i.e. the guest should have known that some of the rides are dangerous and to “ride at their own risk.) Or, they may point to disclaimers on park tickets which say that the ticketholder agrees to hold the park blameless of any liability in the event of an accident. Furthermore, they may try to claim that you, the guest, failed to comply with the park’s safety rules and that your injury is your own fault (for example, you allegedly failed to comply with weight, height, or age requirements). These defenses are rarely successful in court.
Goodman Acker P.C. is Michigan’s trusted source of representation for a variety of personal injury cases, including amusement park accidents. With several theme parks in Michigan, including Adventure Island, Michigan’s Adventure, and more, it is important to know where to turn to if you or a loved one is hurt in a preventable accident.
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