Recently, the State of Florida Department of Agriculture released a list of injuries occurring in Florida theme parks so far this year. The list showed 11 visitors to state theme parks had sustained injuries, most of them minor. Also revealed by the Department of Agriculture’s list, was that two new roller coasters were the main cause of rider injuries during the second quarter of the year.
Walt Disney reported 9 injuries from April to June of this year, among them was a 54-year-old man who, after going on Expedition Everest in Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom, had troubled breathing and later had a heart attack. Also, at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, a 36-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman both sustained back pain after going on the theme park’s ride, the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit.
Under an agreement with the State of Florida, the State’s major theme park operators are required to report details of injuries in exchange for avoiding government ride-safety regulation. If you would like to read more on this story please see Florida’s Department of Agriculture reveals personal injuries sustained at Florida theme parks.
Although theme park rides are fun and exciting, they can also be dangerous and can cause personal injuries both minor and severe. Many legal issues are raised concerning theme park injuries: Who shall pay the medical bills, if any? Does this include past and future medical expenses? What about loss of life damages? Was the ride in compliance with the current regulations? If you have sustained personal injuries as a result of a ride at one of Florida’s theme parks, you should contact a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer for guidance, advice, and answers to your questions and concerns.