Every year, millions of children visit Florida theme parks, water parks, amusement parks, and attractions. For most people, the experience is a positive one and often leads to memories that last a lifetime. Unfortunately for some children, water parks and theme parks are also the sites of serious personal injuries. Some children even die while visiting a theme park, amusement park, attraction, or water park. What are the legal rights of the child or family of a child when there is an injury to a child at one of these Florida vacation spots or attractions? It should be noted that theme parks, property owners, management companies, and tenants are not absolute insurers of the safety of a child. In other words, just becase an injury takes place on premises does not mean that the owner, operator, or management company is liable for the injury sustained by the child. Each case should be should be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances.
Here are some questions arise when a child suffers personal injuries at a theme park, attraction, amusement park, or water park.
What were the circumstances leading to the injury?