Amusement Park Accidents
The Cape Cod premises liability lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III can represent people who have been injured at amusement parks, among other settings. We understand the pain and stress that comes with an accident caused by no fault of your own, especially when the mishap harms your child or takes place during what is supposed to be an entertaining day out with family and friends. Our lawyers have more than 146 years of combined legal experience. We focus specifically on personal injury cases, dedicating our careers to helping members of our community vigorously pursue the full legal remedies that they deserve.Holding an Amusement Park Accountable for Damages after an Accident
Amusement park accidents are unfortunately a very real hazard for entertainment seekers in Massachusetts and across the country. The parks pose something of a unique danger to visitors because of the sheer number of people that they see each day and the heavy equipment that is often used on rides. Whether it is caused by a slip, trip, or fall on a wet or cluttered surface, unsafe behavior by other park goers, or a malfunctioning ride, an accident at an amusement park may lead to a legal claim in which the injured person asserts the right to seek compensation from those who were responsible. While park goers probably would pursue an ordinary personal injury claim, employees who are involved in an accident on the job may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
A visitor injured as a result of hazardous property conditions at an amusement park has the right to seek damages from the park’s owner. Massachusetts law requires property owners to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. That means addressing problems as they come up, such as a slick surface or a defective guardrail. It also means warning visitors of any hazards that the owner knows about or should know about through reasonable inspection. This form of legal responsibility is often referred to as “premises liability.” The compensation typically available in these cases includes money for doctors’ bills, missed pay due to time away from work, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
If the injury comes at the hands of a faulty ride, you may also have a case against a ride operator or manufacturer. These businesses owe a general duty to people who come in contact with their rides to make sure that the equipment is relatively safe and operable. Even a park visitor who shares some of the blame for an accident may still be able to recoup a portion of his or her damages under the state’s modified comparative fault rule, depending on the degree to which each party was responsible.Contact a Knowledgeable Cape Cod Lawyer for Your Premises Liability Claim
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, we have offered victims personalized representation since 1994. We take the time to understand their individual needs and keep them informed about the status of their cases every step of the way. Our track record of victories for clients includes a number of six-and-seven-figure settlements.
If you or a loved one has been hurt at an amusement park or elsewhere, our Cape Cod premises liability attorneys are ready to help. Our offices are conveniently located in Hyannis and Plymouth, and we are also able to travel to you if you cannot make it to us. In most situations, we do not bill you for our services unless we obtain damages for you. Call our personal injury attorneys at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.