Many employees who are hired seasonally to work at carnivals, amusements parks, boardwalk piers, water parks or to lifeguard at pools are teenagers or college students. I do not need to tell you this, but for many of those within that age group they believe they cannot survive five minutes without their cell phone, texting or playing with apps.
If a ride operator is distracted with reading or responding to text messages or too busy checking their Facebook status, they are not watching you or the ride you are on. Any distraction could lead to improper checking of restraints, a failure to stop a ride safely or in a timely manner, a failure to respond to a mechanical problem, a failure to make sure previous water slide riders are out of the way or a failure to recognize that a swimmer in a wave pool, water slide or pool is in distress.
In some cases, other law firms may believe that there may have been a defective ride or product liability case, when in fact that is not always the reason for an accident. The injury could have been caused by operator error or distraction. Employers need to have strict policies and procedures in place to make sure their employees are not distracted by their cell phone or texting while on the job that can cause riders or swimmers to suffer broken necks, spinal cord injuries, drowning or even death.
Since 1958, the nationally known Beasley premise liability law firm has evaluated thousands of amusement park, carnival, fair, and water park injuries. Our highly specialized teams here at The Beasley Firm have been awarded over $2 Billion dollars on behalf of families just like yours that have been injured. Our collective knowledge and experience assisted in obtaining two of the largest verdicts in Pennsylvania history, $907 million and $104 million, as well as countless other multimillion dollar judgments and settlements. Currently, we are actively working on cases where a child or adult were injured or killed while on an amusement ride.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, wrongful death, or catastrophic injury while on an amusement park or water park ride, please feel free to contact one of our experienced amusement park injury lawyers, doctors or nurses at (215) 866-2424 for a strictly confidential and free consultation.