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West Palm Beach Amusement Park Accident Lawyer

Florida is a global travel and tourist destination, due in no small part to the state’s plethora of amusement parks. From giant theme parks like Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando to smaller attractions and fairs, there is no shortage of entertainment options when you are looking to spend a day out with the family.

But while amusement parks are a lot of fun, they can also be dangerous if not properly managed and maintained. Thousands of people are seriously injured every year on rides or simply while traveling through a park. If you are one of those injured patrons, you may have legal grounds to demand compensation from the amusement park operator. A qualified West Palm Beach amusement park accident lawyer can review your case and advise you of your options.

Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather is a team of experienced Florida personal injury litigators who know how to build and win a case. We represent clients throughout Palm Beach County who have been harmed by a defective amusement park ride or in a slip and fall accident. We can advise you of your legal rights and assist you in taking appropriate action against the responsible parties.

What Are the Most Common Types of Amusement Park Accidents in Florida?

The State of Florida has certain safety standards that all permanent amusement parks must follow. Additionally, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission oversees “mobile” or traveling amusement parks that operate rides. In many cases, a patron accident is the direct result of failing to follow the applicable safety regulations.

Amusement park accidents tend to fall into one of the following categories:

  • Mechanical failures. Amusement park rides are often kept in constant operation for 12 hours a day or more. Over time this creates enormous wear-and-tear. Without proper maintenance, these rides are prone to serious mechanical failures.

  • Operator errors. Park operators need to make sure they hire qualified employees and properly train them on the safe operation of rides. Many amusement park accidents are the result of an unqualified, inattentive, or distracted operator.

  • Defective designs. Sometimes the issue is less about the amusement park and more about the company that designed and built a particular ride. Manufacturers can be held liable under Florida product liability laws if they allow a ride with a design or manufacturing defect to make it to the amusement park in the first place.

  • Slip and falls. Outside of ride-based accidents, the most common type of preventable amusement park injury is slip and falls. The park owner can be held responsible for failing to identify and correct any potential safety hazards that may lead to a slip (or trip) accident.

Contact Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather Today

If the negligence of an amusement park operator or other party is to blame for your accident, Florida law allows you to seek a variety of damages to compensate you for your out-of-pocket and other losses. Our skilled West Palm Beach amusement park accident attorneys can provide you with further advice based on the specific nature of your incident. So if you need to speak with a lawyer, contact Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather today to schedule a consultation.