Being injured at an amusement park can turn your family day of fun into a nightmare. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, emergency rooms see approximately 30,000 amusement park-related accidents a year. If you or someone you know has been injured at a theme park, there are a few steps you should take.
Steps You Should Follow
After being injured, it's important to stay calm regardless of feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Amusement park injuries are not only physical but can also cause emotional damage. If your injuries are not life-threatening here are the first steps you should take immediately following the accident:
Seek medical attention – it's always recommended to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Some symptoms may not show right away; seeing a doctor might help find things like this or other related injuries.
Report the incident – for accidents that aren't as obvious, be sure to inform park management as soon as possible. It's important that you establish an accident record to avoid denial of the injury happening on the park's premises.
Document the scene of the accident – if you can, write down your memory of the accident and what caused it to happen. Also, take pictures and videos if possible.
Get an attorney – working with an attorney can benefit the aftermath of your injury. They can help you submit a claim for financial compensation. They are also very educated on cases like yours and know what supporting documents and evidence you may need to have a successful claim.
We Can Help
Dealing with an amusement park injury can be an unexpected challenge that you don't have to face alone. Here at Kamper & Estrada, PLLC, we have the skills and experience to fight cases just like yours. You should be focusing on a full and healthy recovery, not the legal matters associated with your injuries. Let us be your voice.
Visit us online or call us today at (602) 230-1234 to schedule a free consultation and discuss the details of your case today with one of our award-winning attorneys.