Amusement Park Accidents
Amusement parks, carnivals, and bouncy houses are all fun ways for adults and children to spend time with family and friends. However, they also pose real danger to adults and children. Per the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, roughly two thirds of injuries that take place at amusement parks are to young children.
Before getting on any ride, it is important to read and obey the ride’s safety rules concerning the rider’s height, weight, and age. Children should also follow directions involving how to properly be on the ride. Children should not run around the ride and follow instructions on how to use safety equipment properly. If you notice something unsafe about the ride, it is best to report it.Washington State Laws Regarding Amusement Park Accidents and Bouncy Houses
If you are injured at an amusement park, you may have a claim against the amusement park. To be clear, there are two kinds of claims you may make, depending on the circumstances of your case. You may make a claim against the amusement park for the condition they kept the amusement park or your claim may be against the manufacturer of the amusement park ride or bouncy house for not designing a safe ride or bouncy house. Given that many amusement park rides and bouncy houses are targeting children, the makers of amusement parks have a duty to make sure that their equipment is safe for everyone, including children, given their smaller size.
The amusement park also has a duty to make sure that they are properly supervising children and that they are directing children safely to the right rides and not letting children get in rides they are not suited for. Parents of course have a duty and responsibility to make sure that they are properly supervising their children.
If a child is injured inside a bouncy house, then there are a couple of different possibilities on who is responsible for the child’s injuries depending on how the child was injured. The party may be the one who operates the bouncy house, such as the business owner if it occurs at a business. If the injury occurs at someone’s home, the homeowner or the company who rented the machine may be responsible if they did not set up the bouncy house in a safe manner.
In every negligence case involving either an amusement park or a bouncy house, you have to prove that the amusement park or the bouncy house owner had a duty to keep you or your child safe, they breached that duty, and their negligence was the reason you were injured.Common Amusement Park and Bouncy House Injuries
If you have been injured at an amusement park or in a bouncy house, then you may have suffered one of the following injuries:
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Back injuries
- Butt or tailbone injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Injuries of this serious of a nature rarely just heal on their own. Rather, they require medical attention to address them. Medical specialists such as osteopaths, physiatrists, and chiropractors can help you get back to the path to health after suffering a serious injury on someone else’s property.How The Jackman Law Firm Can Help
If you have been injured at an amusement park or at a bouncy house, you may have a claim against the owners to recoup compensation for your injuries. The Jackman Law Firm has the expertise to effectively represent you with the insurance company, in arbitration and if necessary in court to secure your rights for compensation and relief. After your injury, you are understandably upset and likely unsure of your options and which way to with your case. You are likely receiving a lot of phone calls from insurance companies, you’re going to the doctor or the chiropractor, and you may be missing work.
If this is the case, do not go through this process alone. We can help you every step of the way. We can work with the insurance companies so they do not contact you. We can help you secure all of the compensation you are owed for your injury under Washington State Law. The Jackman Law Firm can help you recover the following:
- Money for pain and suffering
- Money for lost wages
- Money for out of pocket expenses
- Money for medical bills
We have the resources, experience, and successful track record to win your case. There may be instances when you find yourself having to defend yourself from untrue accusations from the insurance company for the party that injured you. They may claim that you are somehow either entirely at fault or partly at fault for your injuries.
For instance, if you suffered a spinal cord injury because of an amusement park incident, the insurance company for the business may argue that you should have been more careful in terms of how you handled yourself. If this is the case, the Jackman Law Firm can help you by sending a subpoena for documents from the company, interviewing key witnesses, and speaking to the police to see if we can do everything possible to prove your case in your favor. Feel free to call for a free consultation.