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When Amusement Park Visits Go Bad

Amusement parks (or “theme” parks) are a favorite way for American families to spend some time together. Most of the time, everything goes fine — but there are exceptions.

Take, for example, the fact that Busch Gardens Williamsburg has just been sued for $2.25 million by two different injury victims in unrelated claims. One woman was hurt while on a popular bobsled ride. The other was injured while attending a Halloween-themed event at the park. She says she was scared by park employees and injured her head in a fall as she tried to run.

Theme parks sometimes routinely make everyone sign a liability waiver before they enter. However, not all of those waivers are enforceable. They may be too broad or not apply to your specific situation.

There are a number of reasons that you might want to sue a theme park — or, at least, explore the possibility. They include injuries:

  • On a ride that was badly designed or somehow defective
  • By an animal that’s being used in a show or exhibit
  • On a ride that wasn’t properly maintained or operated correctly
  • In a wave pool or other water attraction because of other people’s horseplay or the lack of lifeguards
  • In a fall on broken pavement or steps with no safety rail
  • In a fall over some hazard on the ground that had negligently been allowed to accumulate
  • As the result of a violent crime because there wasn’t enough security around.

Have You Suffered A Personal Injury Due To The Neglect Of Others?

If you've been hurt due to the neglect of someone else you need to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Fairfax, Virginia personal injury law office at 703.277.2811 to schedule your free consultation. We help clients throughout Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia and look forward to helping you.