Two individuals filed suits earlier this month against a Kentucky amusement park for injuries they sustained on the premises. According to a local news report, the two individuals are claiming that they incurred injuries after going down a water ride at the park. They are alleging that as a result of the accident they have suffered serious physical injuries.
The park is strongly contesting this assertion and has begun a thorough investigation of the claims. The park owner has received affidavits from other individuals who claim that the victims were planning on purposely getting injured to sue the water park. They also have vehemently defended their staff and have compiled information that would indicate that their staff was highly trained and that the victims are malingering in the recovery process. Additionally, the water park is contending that the individuals attended the park numerous times before and after their injuries and have had their passes revoked for participating in dangerous behavior and not abiding by the park rules.
Amusement Park Liability
Kentucky has a series of laws relating to slip and falls and premises liability for those individuals who were injured at another's property or business. If an individual slips or gets hurt in another way at someone else's property because of the owner's negligence, the victim may be entitled to compensatory damages.
The above case describes an accident that occurred at an amusement park. The victims are contending that they were hurt on a water slide, and the owner of the park is countering that they did not follow the posted rules because they rode the slide together, even though they were above the weight limit. In a case like this, there will be a significant amount of investigation to determine whether the posted signs were valid and what if any responsibility the park and victims had in their injuries.
Some other examples of amusement park negligence can be when a park:
- Does not have appropriate warnings and signs;
- Fails to maintain the rides in proper working order; or
- Does not train its staff on proper operation and maintenance.
Many times, this type of negligence results in the amusement park being found liable for the victim's injuries.
Have You or Someone You Know Been Injured at an Amusement Park?
It is important to contact a dedicated premises liability attorney if you are contemplating bringing a suit against a property owner or business. As you can see in the case mentioned above, the amusement park is taking every step possible to quash the suit. They have invested a significant amount of time in the investigation of the claim and will likely have an attorney of their own to defend the suit. To increase your chances of success, you should contact one of our experienced and dedicated attorneys. You may be able to recover for your past medical bills, future medical expenses, lost income, and possibly other damages for your pain and suffering. Contact us today at 502-583-2300 to schedule your free initial consultation.
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