Amusement parks are a favorite activity for many. Now that the weather is warm and COVID-19 restrictions are lifting, more and more people are visiting amusement parks. As a result, it is important to be aware of some of the dangers these park pose. While rides can be fun and exhilarating, they can also be extremely dangerous. Read on to learn more about amusement park injuries and how they occur.
What Are the Most Common Amusement Park Injuries?
Amusement park accidents can happen in a number of ways. These accidents are often caused by mechanical malfunctions, ride operator negligence or visitor misconduct. When these accidents occur, they can cause injuries such as:
- Fatal injuries from falling out of rides
- Closed head injuries
- Drowning on water rides and slides
- Brain aneurysms
- Facial lacerations and fractures
- Heart attack
- Bone fractures
- Back injuries
- Torn ligaments
- Neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Compound fractures that require surgical repair
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you may suffer physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially. There is a good chance that you deserve compensation like things for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. But, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to file your claim on time. This is because of a deadline known as the statute of limitations. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years will likely mean losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you need and deserve.
If you have been injured in an amusement park accident, reach out to our experienced firm today. We are here to advocate for you every step of the way.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
If you or someone you know has sustained an injury, whether on the job, on the road, due to a medical professional’s negligence, or otherwise, our firm is here. Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC has helped countless victims of negligence over the years, and we are ready to do the same for you. Contact our firm today so we can get started.