By David Wolf, Child Injury Lawyer
It is common to see fairs, amusement parks, and festivals in just about every community on a regular basis. When a person visits an area with amusement rides, it is the rightful expectation of the the visitor that the rides are safe, that the rides are inspected, and that the rides are well maintained. Unfortunately, for some visitors, including children, a fair, theme park, amusement park, or festival is the site of an accident or incident that causes serious personal injuries. When a ride breaks down or malfunctions, a person can be put at great danger for personal injuries. This applies to both adults and children. For each State, there is a division of government that regulates and inspects fairground rides and amusement park rides. Typically, the duties and responsibilities for inspection fall under the Department of Agriculture but it does depend on the specific State laws and regulations. Regardless of the particular entity charged with this responsibility, it is vital that business owners, property owners and promoters comply with the applicable laws, rules and regulations. Furthermore, additional steps should be taken to make sure that the rides are safe and well maintained. When the ride is in operation, it is important that all safety measures are taken with respect to the overall control of the ride and the individual seats and ride units. All latches should be secured and seatbelt should be worn as provided.
By David A. Wolf, Attorney
Child Injury Lawyer Blog
There are times of the year in which children and others are out at a bit of a higher risk that other times of the year. In the United States, New Year’s Eve, July 4th, and other holidays / celebrations throughout the year, tend to bring out firework purchases and enthusiasts. Any time that a fireworks are ignited, even by professional, there is a risk for injury. When the fireworks are ignited by people without training including those under the influence of alcohol, people including children can suffer personal injuries in the form of eye injuries, burn injuries, and other injuries.
By David A. Wolf, Attorney – Child Injury Lawyer Blog
In Tennessee and other States, there have been reported incidents or accidents at theme parks or amusement parks involving children. Amusement parks and theme parks welcome children and specifically advertise to families and children. As such, the owners and operators of amusement parks and theme parks should make sure that the rides are safe, that the rides are well maintained, and that the rides are properly supervised by trained and diligent ride attendants. When an adult or child is injured at a theme park or amusement park, there are essentially four legal elements to prove to establish as claim or case: