Nearly 100 million people visit Florida every year. With world-renowned attractions, many visitors come to Central Florida to enjoy our theme parks, beaches, and events. Unfortunately, while visiting Orlando’s theme parks or enjoying events, tourists are sometimes injured through no fault of their own. Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Legoland all own and operate theme parks and hotels in Central Florida. If you have been injured on a ride or while on their property, you need to seek an Orlando attorney to discuss whether you are entitled to compensation.
It doesn’t matter whether you are injured at one of the larger parks such at Walt Disney World, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, or Legoland, or a smaller one like a local zoo or water park, the attorneys of DeWitt Law Firm are here to aggressively represent your interests and get you the most compensation for your injuries.
The National Safety Council states that in 2014, 1,146 people suffered ride-related injuries while at theme parks with 111 of those injuries being serious or severe. Additionally, every year since 2001, ride related injuries have exceeded 1000 per year. These statistics do not include injuries at hotels or while walking the grounds at theme parks.
Some of the most common injuries are a result of poorly maintained property, insufficient lighting, insufficient signage and warnings, mechanical failure of rides, and errors made by employees who have had either improper or insufficient training. If you are injured at a theme park, it is important to have an attorney that will properly evaluate your long-term treatment, including any new limitations on mobility, to determine proper compensation for damages.
If you have been injured at a local theme park or attraction, it is important to report your injury to the manager on duty immediately and seek medical care. Additionally, have a family member or friend use their smartphone to take photographs of the area, including your injury and quickly retain an attorney who is experienced in handling claims against amusement parks, so that they can preserve the necessary evidence to establish negligence and make the best case on your behalf. If you have any questions or concerns about your theme park accident, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free case evaluation.