Orlando, FL is arguably the amusement park capital of the world. Each year millions of tourists descend on Walt Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios and other world-renowned destinations to enjoy family friendly fun in the Sunshine State.
Although amusement parks invest considerable effort into ensuring safety, accidents can happen even in the most controlled environments. Unfortunately, due to the nature of amusement park attractions, when accidents occur, they are quite capable of producing catastrophic injury.
Many amusement park rides are capable of flinging passengers along at over 50 mph. Should something go wrong, the forces involved are at least equal to those experienced in a typical car accident. Amusement park rides are driven by powerful machinery, and with powerful machines comes the need for care and caution. If the power of amusement park rides is ignored, even momentarily, the consequences can be tragic. Severe lacerations, spinal cord injury, head injuries, traumatic amputation and even death can easily result when improper maintenance or unsafe practices comprise safety efforts.
As horrifying as an amusement park accident is when the victims are a family seeking entertainment, tourists and vacation-goers are not the only victims of amusement park mishaps. Every day, the employees of Orlando’s amusement parks work around heavy machinery, high voltage lines, dangerous chemicals and other hazards. In this work environment, extra safety standards must be implemented. Without safety gear, adequate warnings and training, these workers can face catastrophic injury.
Have you or someone you care for been injured at an Orlando amusement park? You may be able to recover the costs of your injury. James O. Cunningham is an Orlando personal injury attorney with over 30 years experience representing the interests of injured amusement park visitors and employees. Please contact James O. Cunningham today and set up a consultation about your case.
Major Orlando Amusement Parks:
- Walt Disney World
- The Magic Kingdom
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon
- Universal Orlando
- Islands of Adventure
- Wet ‘n’ Wild
- Sea World
- Sea World Orlando