The Space Mountain attraction at Walt Disney World amusement park in Orlando, Florida was temporarily shut down recently. A 48-year-old woman was found unconscious and not responsive at the end of the ride last Saturday morning. The woman was able to breathe on her own, but was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Disney referred all questions regarding the woman’s medical condition to Dr. Phillips Hospital.
Amusement parks should be fun and safe for everyone; however, amusement park accidents occur more often that you might think. According to a recent study conducted by the National Consumer Product Safety Commission, an average of 7,000 people out of the 270 million people that chose to entertain themselves at an amusement park in the U.S. each year end up in the emergency room for injury treatment. Florida amusement park accidents can result from a variety of factors such as slips and trips on faulty rides, food poisoning and objects falling from rides onto unsuspecting park attendees.
The book titled The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has a chapter on Amusement Park and Theme Park Injuries as well as chapters on Medical Bills / Medical Treatment, Damages / Compensation, and other topics. You can received a free child injury book at The Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog – Free Child Injury Book. The book is also available for $4.99 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the Apple iBookstore.
If you or a family member has been injured while at an amusement park, water park or other type of park and recreational facility then you may have the legal right to be compensated for your losses. Contact an attorney at Wood, Atter, & Wolf to speak about your potential personal injury claim.