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Common Amusement Park Accidents in Florida

Florida is a destination state for family vacations and the I-4 corridor does not disappoint when it comes to amusement parks. In fact, Walt Disney World in Orlando attracts over 16 million global visitors a year. With all these guests, parks do their absolute best to ensure a fun and safe visit but accidents still happen. Here are the two most common amusement park accidents in Florida that you should be aware of.

The first is slip and fall. Slip and fall accidents can be caused by a number of different variables, most of which can be prevented by park staff. Whether you slip on a spill in one of the park’s restaurants or trip over an uneven part of a walkway, it is important to document the area with as much detail as possible. Take pictures with your phone or camera and save them to build your case. Negligence, whether it is on the behalf of staff or even poor lighting conditions, must be proved to build a slip and fall legal case.

The second most common amusement park accident is related to the rides. Not all ride related accidents end in catastrophe and become headlines on the evening news. That is actually a very small percentage. More likely, faulty equipment or poorly maintained mechanisms can result in dangerous stops, causing whiplash and other bodily harm. If you experience a situation like this, it is important to report the injury immediately, seek medical attention and contact a lawyer. Time is truly of the essence with injuries related to equipment and system failures.

As with all injuries, amusement park injuries have specifics that are important to each case. If you find yourself in a situation where you become injured at an amusement park you need to seek legal advice immediately. To find out more common injuries related to these vacation spots, contact an expert at Franco Law Firm today and schedule a free consultation.

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