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New York Amusement Park Accident Attorneys

 Amusement Park AccidentAmusement parks are big businesses and the popularity and increased competition among amusement parks drives owners to create rides that are higher, faster, and scarier than the one down the street. While amusement parks are generally safe and have safety and security measures in place, accidents do happen. The desire for hosting the most extreme rides leads to a greater number of more severe accidents. Unfortunately, when amusement park accidents do happen, the resulting injuries are often catastrophic or even fatal.

The New York amusement park accident attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. are experts at determining the cause of the accident and which parties should be held legally responsible for the resulting injuries. We have the knowledge, resource, and compassion to help make sure that your legal rights are properly protected and help you obtain the fair compensation that you deserve.

Common Causes of Amusement Park Accidents

Although accidents at amusement and water parks in New York and New Jersey are relatively rare, when they do happen, the consequences can be tragic for most victims. Below are some common causes of amusement park accidents:

  • Mechanical failure
  • Structural damage
  • Exposed electrical wiring
  • Missing safety equipment
  • Lap bars or safety restraints that malfunction
  • Improper assembly or maintenance of rides
  • Negligent operator behavior
  • Failure to warn of a dangerous or a potentially dangerous condition
  • Slip and fall accidents on poorly kept walkways

The New York amusement park accident attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive compensation for any injury that was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of amusement park. We will work hard to help you obtain compensation for your past and future medical bills, loss of income, loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering, and any other expenses incurred as a result of the accident.

Common Injuries Suffered By Amusement Park Accident Victims

Burn injury victims can suffer a variety of different complications following a New York burn accident. Common complications burn victims suffer include:

  • Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Drowning in water slides, wave pools, lazy rivers, etc.
  • Traumatic brain injury from stress and high G-forces imposed on the brain by rapid speeds or flying debris
  • Death from falling or being thrown from a ride
  • Brain aneurysms from roller coasters
  • Stroke from trauma to neck ligaments
  • Lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Torn ligaments

The legal team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. has more than three decades of experience helping injured people obtain the financial resources they need after an amusement park accident. We are ready to fight for you and your loved ones.

Liability For Your Amusement Park Injury

Similar to any other establishment, amusement parks are subject to premises liability. This means that the operators of the park are liable when the use of the premises or the dangerous conditions of the park results in an injury. There are generally four possible bases of liability in holding an amusement park accountable for your injuries:

  1. Negligence (lack of reasonable care). Under a negligence theory, an amusement park is responsible for your injuries if the park failed to keep its rides or premises safe for visitors who come onto its grounds.
  2. Product liability. Product liability may be found if a ride was so inherently dangerous that proper maintenance, inspection and use could not have prevented the accident that caused your injuries. In such a case, you may sue both the manufacturer and the park. However, in order to prevail you must prove that the manufacturer could have used an alternative design that would have prevented your injury.
  3. Premises liability. Amusement park property owners must exercise reasonable care in maintaining their grounds and facilities. Failure to do so will make the owner liable for any resulting injuries to park visitors.
  4. Wrongful death. A wrongful death claim can be brought if a loved one dies due to the careless, reckless or negligent acts of the amusement park.

Our New York amusement park accident attorneys will invest the time and resources to thoroughly investigate the facts of your amusement park accident to make sure all responsible parties are held legally accountable.

Advocating for New York and New Jersey Families With School Liability Claims

At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., our legal team has more than 30 years of experience in successfully handling amusement park accident claims in both New York and New Jersey that are attributed to the fault of the park, ride operator or ride manufacturer. Our attorneys understand the complex nature of amusement park accident claims, which often involve multiple parties. We have the experience and financial resources to aggressively pursue your claim and help you obtain the fair resolution that you deserve.

Although we settle many of our cases out of court, we prepare for them as if a full trial is necessary. No matter what your amusement park accident claim involves, our legal team will aggressively represent your rights and interests throughout its entirety.

Call Us Today

If you or a loved one has been the victim of an amusement park accident that was caused by the negligence or reckless actions of the park in New York or New Jersey, you need a knowledgeable and experienced New York amusement park accident attorney on your side. The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. have been winning cases involving people just like you for years.

For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation with one of the attorneys, please call us at 1-800-529-9997 or fill out a New York Personal Injury Case Consultation Form.


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