Amusement Park Accidents

Injured at an amusement park? We’ll get you the compensation you deserve.

Amusement Park rides offer thrills and excitement for children during our New York summers. Unfortunately, operators are sometimes more interested in ride profits than in safety. Every year, hundreds of children suffer serious injuries on Amusement Rides.

At the Law Offices of Norman Mattar, we have more than 25 years of experience handling all types of Personal Injury cases in Buffalo and Western New York, including cases involving ride injuries at Darien Lake, Fantasy Island and other Amusement Parks. We also handle injuries from rides set up at events such as county fairs and church picnics. We offer consultations to discuss your case.

Causes of amusement park injuries

The thrills that come from Amusement Park rides should not come at the expense of safety. There is no room for negligence on a ride that is carrying dozens of children at high speeds and at dangerous heights. The most serious injuries result when a rider is ejected from the ride.

The following are examples of negligence that should never happen:

  • Malfunctioning safety bars or restraints
  • Untrained operators
  • Unsafe operation
  • Improper maintenance
  • Worn or defective equipment

Amusement park accident statistics

While the chances of being injured on an Amusement Park ride are low, 1,500 to 3,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms each year as a result of Amusement Park injuries according to information from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS).

By holding negligent operators accountable, the civil justice system can do more than compensate the victims of these Amusement Ride injuries. It can also provide a strong motivation for operators to make safety their No. 1 priority.

Call an experienced amusement park accident attorney today

For more information about Amusement Park injuries, call 716-633-4300 to discuss your case with Attorney Norman Mattar.