Every year, many people visit amusement parks. The thrill of the rides coupled with good times shared with family and friends make theme parks a popular destination. Florida is home to major amusement parks, such as Disney World, Epcot, and Busch Gardens. Unfortunately, theme park rides and attractions are not always designed or maintained properly. If you have suffered a preventable injury at an amusement park, you may be entitled to compensation for the harm you suffered. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our reputable Miami accident attorneys will diligently examine the facts of your case and seek the justice you deserve.
Under Florida law, theme parks are accountable for the safety of their visitors and must follow the same basic laws that apply to other types of businesses. As a result, theme parks have a legal obligation to maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition, correct hazardous conditions, and warn patrons of known dangerous conditions. Common causes of amusement park injuries include malfunctioning rides, concession stand food poisoning, dangerous property conditions, and improper supervision of ride passengers.
There are local, state, and federal laws that mandate that amusement parks follow maintenance guidelines and conduct certain safety inspections. Additionally, amusement parks are required to create height limits for various rides, warn patrons of potential dangers, and have stringent training standards for ride operators.