Theme Park Accident
Legoland Florida is a newcomer to our state’s crowded amusement park scene and is located in Winter Haven. The new amusement park recently announced that there were six accidents during the first ten weeks since the park opened. Fortunately, none of the accidents resulted in serious injuries for the guests, but the news shed some light on amusement park incidents at Florida theme parks that sometimes get overlooked in the news. Orlando personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham has first-hand knowledge of amusement park accidents. He and other Orlando amusement park accident lawyers help ensure that our state’s many theme parks take guest safety seriously by raising awareness about lapses in safety measures and maintenance protocols that endanger guests and workers.
A minor Orlando amusement park accident sent one worker to the hospital briefly for treatment and shut down Walt Disney World monorails for a short time recently. Early reports say the worker was a monorail pilot at the popular amusement park who suffered an electric shock when he flipped a switch. Flipping the switch created a short and caused electrical sparks to shock the worker on his hand and arm.
The Orlando Sentinel reported that an Orlando amusement park accident severely injured a four-year-old girl. According to eyewitnesses, the girl was riding in a golf cart with her father at Disney’s Fort Wilderness when the golf cart overturned, partially pinning the girl underneath and causing serious injuries. The article reports that the Orlando amusement park accident occurred around 10:30 p.m. when the girl’s 37-year-old father swerved to avoid colliding with another golf cart that was heading towards them with no lights on.