Steps to Take After an Amusement Park Accident in Florida

For most amusement park goers, taking the day to enjoy rollercoasters and family fun is all there is to an amusement park outing. Unfortunately for some, visiting an amusement park can lead to serious, life-changing injuries. If you have been injured in an amusement park accident, it is essential that you reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to receive the compensation you require to heal. Continue reading to discover the steps you should take following an amusement park accident to set yourself up for a successful personal injury claim.

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What are the most common causes of amusement park accidents?

The most common causes of amusement park accidents are negligence, human error, and mechanical failure. Amusement park accidents can lead to serious life-changing injuries. This is reason alone to fight for your right to compensation when you have been injured due to no fault of your own.

What are the most common injuries sustained in amusement park accidents?

The most common injuries sustained in amusement park accidents are as follows:

  • Fatal injuries from falling out of rides
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Facial lacerations and fractures
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Compound fractures that require surgical repair
  • Heart attacks
  • Back injuries
  • Torn ligaments
  • Stroke
  • Neck injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Closed head injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Drowning on water rides and slides
  • Bone fractures

What should I do after being injured in an amusement park accident?

After being injured in an amusement park accident, it is best to have a plan. Follow each of the below steps to set yourself up for a successful personal injury claim to receive the compensation you deserve:

  1. Call the police. They will conduct a police report to document the accident.
  2. While you are on the phone with the police, be sure to request medical assistance.
  3. While you wait for the police and ambulance, take photos of the scene of your accident including your injuries.
  4. Collect any witnesses’ contact information.
  5. After you have been treated medically, collect all medical documentation relating to the event.
  6. Reach out to an experienced Florida personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida?

The statute of limitations for a personal injury claim in Florida is generally four years. This means that from the date of your accident, you will have four years to take legal action. To avoid being barred from suing, it is important that you reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney today to begin this process as soon as possible. Contact our firm to discuss our services and how we can assist your claim. We are prepared to fight for your right to compensation.

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