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?
What kind of supervision was in place?
Was the child with his parents, friends, family members, a summer camp school or day care center?
Was there an adequate adequate amount of supervision for the child?
Was the theme park properly maintained and in good repair?
Was the area in question maintained in a reasoanble safe manner?
Weere their frequent expect inspections of the area in question?
Was the area where the injury took place dangerous in nature?
What safety measures were in place in order to prevent injury?
What notice or knowledge did the facility have about the dangers of the area in question?
What injuries were sustained by the child?
Did the child and/or the child’s parents / supervisors know about the dangerous area before the incident took place?
These and many other questions arise when a child suffers personal injury. Because of the multitude of questions and the complexities of insurance claims and legal cases, it make sense for a parent to consult with a Florida Child Injury Lawyer for advice, guidance, and if appropriate legal representation. The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on Amusement Park and Theme Park Injuries, Day Care Center Injuries, Playground Injuries, and other topics. You can get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.