Millions of people visit amusement parks and carnivals across the country every year. People love them for the thrill rides, the cotton candy, and the fun carnival games. Unfortunately, 5,000 people or more are injured at amusement parks across the country with injuries that require a trip to the hospital.
No one is really sure how many people are injured on a yearly basis. This is because the Consumer Protection Safety Commission is not allowed to regulate or monitor rides that are affixed to one spot, due to the Consumer Product Safety Act of 1981 and the “roller coaster” loophole. In this act, it was decided that the CPSC could regulate rides that change locations, but not those that stay in one spot.
Amusement parks that stay in one spot do have a vested interest in the safety of their guests, but this is not necessarily always enough. The park wants its guests to have a good time so that they come back and play again.
Unfortunately, accidents happen. When they do happen, the cause of the accident typically falls under one of four broad categories. The four categories include:
Rides with defective designs are going to hurt people even when they are working properly. They are just poorly designed.
If you have been injured at an amusement park or carnival, contact the Kenosha amusement park injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-855-499-4700 to discuss your case and to determine your legal options.