Amusement parks are part of the fun of the warm spring, summer and fall months. They provide an opportunity for people to get outside and enjoy life. If you are a kid, then an amusement park may be a magical, ideal place that is free from worry. If you are an adult, then an amusement park may provide you with a chance to feel like a kid again. At least until someone gets hurt. Then, everything can change quickly.
Amusement Park Injuries
Nobody wants to think of a day at an amusement park ending in a painful injury, but unfortunately injuries may occur. According to a National Safety Council update completed in 2010:
- 1,299 people were hurt at amusement parks in 2010.
- 1,207 of those injuries were ride related.
- 652 injuries were reported on family and adult rides, 433 injuries were reported on roller coasters, and 122 injuries were reported on children’s rides.
- Injuries were up about 11% in 2010 when compared to 2009 injury statistics. In 2009, 1,181 people were injured.
These numbers only reflect injuries at fixed amusement parks and do not include traveling carnivals or similar events were rides are regularly taken down and put up elsewhere.
Contact a Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyer if You’ve Been Hurt
If your trip to a Kansas or Missouri amusement park has resulted in injury, then it is important to contact an experienced Kansas City personal injury attorney for a free consultation. You might not have to bear the costs of your injury alone. If your accident could have reasonably been prevented by the amusement park staff, then you may be able to recover for medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, pain, suffering and other damages.
Please call our Kansas City injury law firm today at (816) 471- 5111 or (888) 348-2616 for more information.