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Amusement Park Injuries: Negligence vs. Product Liability

Being injured at an amusement park can put a damper on the day of fun you had planned. If you are experiencing one of these injuries, there are many legal options you can pursue in order to be compensated. The type of claim you can file depends on the cause of your injury; however, the two most common types of amusement park injury claims are negligence and product liability.


If your injury was caused by the carelessness of the park or its employees, your legal claim is most likely going to be for negligence. The park is responsible for its employee's actions, so if the employee's negligence resulted in an injury, the park can be sued. Examples of this could be:

  • Not properly training ride operators
  • Posting signs that don't accurately warn riders of the risk involved
  • Not regularly inspecting the rides
  • Improper ride operation
  • Giving riders incorrect instructions

Product liability

If you are experiencing an injury caused by a defective ride or improper ride maintenance, your legal claim will likely be for product liability. To be successful when filing this claim, your injury must have been caused by a structural or design defect, you must prove that the equipment, structure, or a specific part was truly defective. For example, a faulty lap bar opening during the ride and causing a rider to fall to the ground would be just grounds to sue.


If your claim was approved, you should start receiving compensation for your suffering within a few weeks. Typically, one of the benefits of working with an attorney is they can set it up so that you receive the maximum compensation amounts allotted. In most cases, if you are eligible you can receive compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages from not working while recovering
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Pain and suffering

We can help

If you or someone you know has been injured at an amusement park, you may be owed compensation. Here at, Kamper & Estrada, PLLC we have the skill and experience needed to fight for your rights. Let us be your voice.

Call (602) 230-1234 to speak with our award-winning attorneys and review the details of your case today with a free initial consultation.

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