They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and that includes amusement and water parks. Many Texans love a good roller coaster or water slide to cool off in the summer. Yet, injuries can happen at these places. It is the responsibility of the park owners to make sure they do not. When they neglect this obligation, they may be held liable, especially if the accident results in wrongful death.
While customer interactions (such as a fight) are typically not the responsibility of the park, faulty rides and other hazards are. One of the most common incidents is a roller coaster or other ride getting stuck. Many times, this is simply chalked up to an inconvenience. But if a ride going 60 miles an hour suddenly comes to a stop, a potentially deadly brain injury could result. In the same light, other rides, like swings, that are not properly secured could result in catastrophic injury.
Water parks can become especially dangerous. Even an attraction like a lazy river could result in drowning, and injuries do occur on water slides. That is why it is vital for these parks to have a sufficient amount of lifeguards on duty at all times.
If you or a loved one suffered injury or wrongful death at an amusement park, there are legal options available. The owners of these parks may be held liable for medical bills, pain and suffering, punitive damages and other costs associated with the case. This is especially true if the injury was caused by negligence. A personal injury attorney may be able to help you claim due compensation.