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Injured In A Florida Amusement Park?

Florida has plenty of amusement parks full of rides. Most of the time, visitors ride them, have fun, and that’s it. Then, they head home after long days with some impressive memories. However, not all amusement park trips are joyous occasions.

Sometimes, accidents occur, and no, we aren’t talking about a child dropping their ice cream cone on the ground. 

Rather, the types of incidents we are discussing are roller coaster derailments, raft ride malfunctions, and things of that nature. Speaking of raft rides, have you heard about the Raging River ride at Adventureland Park in Iowa? We get it, that’s not very close to home, but still, it is an example of how an amusement park visit can turn dangerous in a hurry.

According to CBS News, three people were injured on the ride after one of the rafts flipped. Not only that, but the event also caused a person to pass away. There is still an investigation underway, so we don’t know the cause of the accident just yet, but new news could break any day now. Before moving on, let’s take a moment to send our thoughts and prayers to victims and their families. That’s the least we can do.

Did You Know?

If you sustain injuries from a ride at an amusement park and some form of neglect occurred, you might be entitled to fair compensation. Likewise, those who lose loved ones because of negligence can seek restitution too. So why should people file lawsuits and take legal action? Because if they don’t, their injuries could prevent them from working and cause lost wages. Those injured could also face steep medical bills to recover.

Meanwhile, when a wrongful death occurs, a surviving spouse, child, parent, or another family member might get stuck between a rock and a hard place financially, attempting to take care of the deceased party’s final expenses. For instance, Policygenius states that the average cost of a funeral in the United States is between $8,000 and $10,000. That’s a ton of cash to come up with at a moment’s notice. After all, everybody doesn’t have that kind of money hanging out in a bank account.

Why Hire A Personal Injury Attorney?

Just because you may feel like you are entitled to compensation doesn’t necessarily mean that you will receive it. Going up against a large corporation can be quite a venture. These places tend to have lawyers on retainers who wait in the wings for injury claims to arise. Then, they stop at nothing to discredit those cases and stop their clients from paying. 

Such obstacles are avoidable by hiring a personal injury attorney to represent you in the matter.

These professionals and the teams behind them organize and prepare cases for trial. Your lawsuit may not go that far, though, especially if there is an insurance company involved. Insurers go out of their way to avoid juries. They know that putting you in front of peers with one of our partners could be a huge mistake and one that costs them a lot of money in the long run.

Don’t fret if a settlement heads your way. Many times, defendant attorneys and insurance representatives offer low-ball payments, hoping to make problems disappear. If this has happened to you in the Sarasota / Bradenton area on Florida’s west coast, contact the personal injury attorneys who can help. Schedule your free case evaluation today.

Stephen M. Fernandez developed a strong belief in justice and fairness in public policy while earning his Political Science degree prior to attending law school. Since joining the Florida Bar Association in 2004, Stephen Fernandez has combined his background in public policy, business administration and civil law to serve as a highly effective trial lawyer fighting for Florida's injured, working hard every day to make sure his clients get what they are owed.

Injured In A Florida Amusement Park?

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