Amusement Ride Injuries

Amusement Ride Injuries

Most people think that when amusement ride injuries occur, it is usually fatal or catastrophic, but that is not always the case. While the media gravitates toward those type of amusement park ride accidents because it makes for a good story, most ride injuries are non-fatal.

A 2014 study in the LA Times stated that dizziness, nausea and fainting were the most common ride injuries. These injuries account for almost 1 out of 5 amusement ride injuries. The study also pointed to the fact that injuries occur far more often on older amusement park rides than on newer ones. Generally, people suffer from head, neck and back injuries because of the motion of the rides like fast turns and drops. Injuries at amusement parks can be the result of roller coaster accidents, rides like Ferris wheels or swinging rides that malfunction, water rides and slides and wave pools.

Serious amusement ride injuries that can occur are:

  • Deadly falls
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Strokes and heart attacks
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Paralysis
  • Drowning
  • Lacerations
  • Broken bones and torn ligaments

If you or a loved one has been injured on an amusement park ride, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss the extent of your injuries. Your attorney will work with you to determine all liable parties in order to get you the compensation that you deserve. Call today for a free and confidential consultation. We can help!