New Jersey Theme Park Accidents | What to Know

Theme parks have something for everyone. Some people love rollercoasters, others love games, and some people enjoy the food. While theme parks provide entertainment for everyone, they can also be dangerous. Unfortunately, a fun day at the amusement park can result in serious injuries. Read on to learn more about theme park accidents in New Jersey.

What Are the Most Common Injuries?

Theme park rides can lead to:

  • Neck injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Closed head injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Back injuries
  • Torn ligaments
  • Stroke
  • Compound fractures that require surgical repair
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Whiplash
  • Fatal injuries from falling out of rides
  • Drowning on water rides and slides
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Facial lacerations and fractures
  • Heart attack

How do Theme Park Accidents Occur?

These accidents can occur due to machine malfunctions, which may be a result of negligence when it comes to manufacturing, assembling, maintaining, etc. Additionally, if theme park employees do not carefully follow rules, serious accidents can occur as a result.

Fulfilling the Burden of Proof

If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. But, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to provide proof that your injury was caused by negligence. To obtain this evidence, be sure to call 911 to the scene of the accident. They can send an ambulance, file an accident report, and more. Additionally, it is important to document the scene- take pictures and videos of the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur. You should also obtain witness contacts. If anyone saw your accident occur, they may be able to corroborate your version of events. Make sure to go to the hospital immediately after the accident occurs. This will ensure that your injuries are treated by a medical professional, while simultaneously providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. Before leaving, ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents. Finally, reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney may be able to obtain further proof of evidence, including security camera footage and police reports.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to another party’s negligence, our firm is here to advocate for you. Reach out today to speak with an experienced attorney.

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If you have been injured due to the negligence of another party and wish to speak with an attorney, contact the Law Office of Christopher T. Howell, Esq. today.