Amusement parks and water parks attract millions upon millions of visitors by offering enticing thrills, chills, and fun ways to cool down on hot summer days. But while these attractions can supply warm memories and family entertainment, they can also cause serious permanent injuries or even wrongful death. Sadly for the victims and their loved ones, the legal and financial aftermath of an accident can often be as stressful and overwhelming as the accident itself. You are already totally occupied with trying to recover from your physical wounds, your emotional suffering, and the financial strain of your medical bills. When you are busy coping with so much change, adjustment, and hardship, the last thing you should have to do is try to seek rightful compensation without the benefit of professional support.
Fortunately, you don’t have to face the challenge on your own. If you or someone you love was hurt at Lakemont Park and the Island Water Park in Pennsylvania, call the Lakemont Park accident injury lawyers of Reiff & Bily at (215) 274-0072 to schedule a free and confidential consultation. Don’t allow a crucial deadline to pass you by: call us today to start exploring your options together.
Reiff & Bily: Lakemont Park Accident Injury Attorneys
The unfortunate reality is that insurers are notorious for trying to minimize claims, and sometimes attempt to downplay the true extent and severity of the injuries sustained by accident victims. An attorney with experience handling these matters will help protect your rights as an injury victim, conduct a thorough accident investigation, and advocate aggressively and tirelessly on your behalf in court.
The committed legal team at Reiff & Bily has more than 34 years of practical experience working with amusement and water park accident cases. Our personal injury attorneys have handled claims involving a broad spectrum of injuries, parks, and types of rides, and we have obtained awards in excess of $1 million for multiple clients. When you need a firm dedicated to seeking truth, accountability, and justice, you can call on Reiff & Bily for assistance.
Common Causes of Amusement Park Injuries
Historic Lakemont Park has been in operation since 1899, making it one of the oldest parks in the United States. The park features about two dozen rides, including water rides and roller coasters. In 1991, a ride operator’s leg was snared on the Little Leaper kiddie roller coaster, causing serious injury and eventually necessitating an amputation. This incident serves as a reminder that while parks are generally safe, devastating accidents can and do sometimes occur. Some of the common causes of injuries and incidents at theme parks of any size or type include:
- Negligent Maintenance
- Accumulated rust
- Tight or loose cables
- Electrical failures
- Ride Defects
- Sharp edges or corners
- Defective safety harnesses
- Defective locks, belts, and buckles
- Malfunctioning lap bars
- Mechanical failure
- Manufacturing defects
- Weak or broken welds or bolts
- Unsafe Operation
- Failure to stop the ride
- Allowing passengers who do not meet physical requirements on rides
- Allowing passengers wearing potentially hazardous attire onto rides
- Failure to check safety restraints during ride loading
- Hazardous Premises
- Poor lighting
- Negligent security
- Easily accessible high voltage areas
- Lack of safety notices and warnings
Common Injuries and Accident Statistics
When any landowner organization fails to prevent and correct dangers, the consequences to patrons can include catastrophic injuries, radical and costly medical procedures, and/or wrongful death. Accident victims can suffer injuries not limited to:
- Bone Fractures
- Head Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
If you or someone you love was seriously hurt at Lakemont Park or the Island Water Park, you could be entitled to compensation for the damages you incurred. To schedule a private case evaluation completely free of charge, call the law offices of Pennsylvania theme park accident lawyers Reiff & Bily at (215) 274-0072, or contact us online today.