In the State of Florida and other States, amusement parks and theme parks provide fun and excitement in the form of roller coaster rides, carousel rides, ferris wheel rides, and rides. Some amusement park rides go quite slow and involve little force, friction, or height. However, any mechanical ride can pose a threat to riders if there is a malfunction, design defect, or operation error. This is especially the case with roller coasters that involve great heights, sharp turns, and twists and turns at high speeds. A recent incident that took place in Daytona Beach, Florida at the Daytona Beach Boardwalk. It was reported that two riders fell from the Sand Blaster Roller Coaster ride. There were a total of nine riders injured as a result of the incident. For more information regarding this incident, see Roller Coast Ride Accident – Daytona Beach – Personal Injuries and History of Ride Inspections by the State of Florida.
With most legal cases involving a personal injury, there are four elements of the case to establish as follows:
1 – Duty;