Illinois Amusement Park Injury Attorney

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Chicago Law Firm Representing Those Injured at Theme Parks Throughout the United States

Families across the United States are often excited to visit amusement parks, which offer a variety of fun rides and activities that people of all ages can enjoy. While the rides and attractions at these parks are often meant to give people a sense of danger while remaining safe to use, this is not always the case, and injuries occur much more often than they should. When these injuries are caused by an owner or operator's negligence, victims may be able to receive compensation for their damages.

At Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC, we understand the physical and emotional devastation that can occur when a fun day out with the family turns tragic. We provide dedicated representation in cases involving amusement park injuries, and help victims receive the compensation they deserve for their injuries. In addition, we work to enhance safety by influencing public policy and helping create laws and regulations to protect against these types of incidents in the future.

Injuries Caused By Amusement Park Negligence

Whether attending a small, local fair or a nationally-known theme park operated by a large corporation, people may experience a wide variety of injuries. These injuries may involve:

  • Roller coasters and carnival rides - Amusement park rides involve a large number of complex mechanical systems, and defective parts, inadequate maintenance, or improper operation can result in serious or fatal injuries. When something goes wrong with a ride, park attendees may be injured or killed after being thrown from a ride or struck by a falling object. Even when a ride is operating properly, people may experience whiplash or injuries to the head, neck, or back due to the jolting motion and rapid changes in speed. Proper warnings about the risks of certain rides should be clearly posted, and if they are not present, a park owner may be liable for injuries that occur.
  • Water slides and swimming pools - Defects or damage to large water slides can result in falls or other types of injuries. Attendees may also be in danger of drowning, and parks may be liable if they do not ensure that lifeguards are on duty and fully trained to respond to these incidents. In addition, people may be harmed by chemical imbalances or the presence of infectious diseases in the water.
  • Improper park maintenance - Parks should be sure to address any hazards which may cause injuries to park attendees. Spills should be cleaned up promptly, and damaged or defective walking surfaces, stairs, and handrails should be repaired, or these hazards should be clearly marked to avoid slip and fall accidents.
  • Inadequate security - Park owners and operators should ensure that customers are kept safe at all times by providing staff that will quickly address incidents such as assault or theft. Failure to maintain security is a form of negligence.
  • Poor engineering and design - Before a ride or water slide can be safely used by the public, it must be tested and retested many times over to ensure it is properly engineered for riders of all shapes and sizes. Some park owners have taken shortcuts in the rush to get a new, more thrilling experience into operation, only to find it was deadly.

Contact a Chicago Premises Liability Lawyer

Theme park injuries which occur because of equipment failure, inadequate employee training, or other forms of negligence can be very serious, leading to broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, serious burns, and even wrongful death. If you have been injured at an amusement park, water park, carnival, or other attraction, we will work with you to demonstrate liability and pursue the full and fair compensation you deserve. Contact our Cook County personal injury attorneys today at 312-605-8800 to set up a free consultation.

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