While the weather warms up, amusement park days are on all of our lists of things to do this summer. Unfortunately, thousands of people are injured in amusement park accidents each year, many of which were caused by human error or negligence. If you have been recently injured in an amusement park accident, it is important to gain the services of an understanding and skilled Maryland personal injury attorney who will walk you through the legal process ahead. Continue reading to discover the most common causes of amusement park accidents, the most common injuries sustained in amusement park accidents, and the steps to take after being injured. Give our firm a call today to discuss our services.
What are the common causes of amusement park accidents?
The most common causes of injuries sustained in amusement park accidents are negligence, human error, and mechanical failure. An amusement park has a liability to create a safe environment for its visitors. Amusement park accidents can lead to serious, life-changing injuries.
What are the most common injuries sustained in amusement park accidents?
The most common injuries sustained in amusement park accidents are as follows:
- Neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Closed head injuries
- Bone fractures
- Back injuries
- Torn ligaments
- Compound fractures that require surgical repair
- Brain aneurysms
- Fatal injuries from falling out of rides
- Drowning on water rides and slides
- Brain aneurysms
- Facial lacerations and fractures
- Heart attack
What should I do after being injured in an amusement park accident?
If you have been injured in an amusement park accident, the best way to protect yourself is by having a plan. Follow each of the below steps in order. Each of these steps will protect you and your future by setting you up for a successful personal injury claim, should you choose to take legal action in the future:
- Call the police. The authorities will conduct a police report which will help to document the accident.
- When you call the police, it is important to request medical assistance.
- While you wait to be treated, if you can, take photos of the hazards that caused your accident as well as photos of your injuries.
- Collect any witnesses’ contact information.
- Retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof necessary to recover compensation for your injuries.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is generally three years. This is important to understand because you will have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action with the assistance of your personal injury attorney. If you fail to file your claim within this time period, you may risk being barred from suing. To take action as soon as possible, reach out to our knowledgeable personal injury attorney today to begin this process. You do not need to go through this alone. We are here to help.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C., and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.