Amusement Park Accidents
Renowned Amusement Park Injury Lawyers in the Midwest
A day at the theme park or county fair is supposed to be fun. Unfortunately, when those responsible for these parks cut corners, the attractions can be dangerous.
Amusement park accidents don’t happen often, but when they do, the results are often catastrophic. An amusement park accident can occur if safety protocols aren’t followed, rides are poorly designed, and if the ride or safety equipment malfunctions. A lack of training for park employees or negligent construction of a ride can also cause serious injury or even death. Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader has more experience than any firm in the region holding amusement parks accountable when their negligent behavior leads to injuries.
Because amusement park cases often involve minors, many of the results we have achieved are subject to confidentiality provisions. We have handled cases against Worlds of Fun, Oceans of Fun, Silver Dollar City, Cedar Fair, and the Schlitterbahn water park.
Home of the Midwest’s Premier Amusement Park Injury Lawyers
Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader has handled multiple cases against amusement parks, theme parks, and water parks.
In 2017, Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader handled one of the most high-profile amusement park liability cases in the country, which resulted in the death of a young boy on a waterslide. Due to our extensive experience in this practice area, we are better equipped than any other firm to investigate and prosecute cases involving amusement park negligence.
Our team of lawyers can answer your questions about applicable regulations, who is responsible, and what caused the accident. Our law firm has the experts and resources necessary to conduct an extensive investigation and litigate against even the most formidable opponents.
Schlitterbahn Water Park
Beginning in 2017, we represented the family of a 10-year-old boy who was killed on a waterslide at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kansas when the raft in which he was riding became airborne and crashed into metal rods supporting the slide’s overhead netting.
The matter involved experts in polymer fiber science, biomechanical engineering, computer forensics, accident reconstruction, warnings operations, restraint devices, and ride design.
The case ultimately settled for $19.7 million, with contributions from the water park, the raft manufacturer, a consulting firm and the construction company that built the ride.
What To Expect For Your Amusement Park Injury Case
Each case is unique. Every case starts with us getting to know you and your family. Our team will gather information and take steps to ensure evidence is properly preserved.
We will conduct a thorough investigation to identify who is responsible, confirm what happened, and determine theories of liability. We will put together a team of highly skilled experts in the industry to assist with the investigation and support the claims. We work with specialists in the fields of biomechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer forensics, accident reconstruction, warnings, operations, ride design, and scientific visualization.
Because amusement park accidents are both rare and often disastrous, they can draw intense media interest. BFRR will handle communication with media outlets so our clients can focus on what is important. Our team is adept at merging legal and PR strategies, from media statements and press conferences to the implications of press coverage on potential jurors.
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For amusement parks to operate safely, multiple entities, including the ride designers, manufacturers, the amusement park owners and amusement park employees must all work together and use reasonable care to prevent harm. When some or all of parts of this system break down, harm can result.
At Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader, we tackle cases that might overwhelm other firms and distill the issues into compelling accounts that resonate with judges and juries. Our team is not afraid to devote the time, resources and expertise needed to get the job done right. As a result, we’ve built a formidable reputation in the courtroom.
We approach our cases from every possible angle. We don’t limit our approach to legal analysis; we also look at the cases from a business perspective. Our experience working for and against large businesses has provided experience and expertise that most firms do not have. We aim to reach the best result for you and your family but know that sometimes in order to get companies to sit at the negotiating table, we need to present your case in a way that will convince a business that resolution is the right answer. We are always looking for new and innovative ways to reach resolution with our opponents and achieve results for our clients.
Amusement park litigation often requires a great deal of technical and specialized knowledge. The attorneys at Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader use every resource available to learn everything about an amusement park and the rides from the point of development to everyday use. We have an extensive network of experts we call on to help us understand different areas of the amusement park sphere. With the help of experts, we aim to identify the key issues and areas of vulnerability for our opponents. Whether it means diving into the planning, operations, and maintenance practices of the park or the design and manufacturing processes for an attraction, we will spend the time necessary to learn all we can about the product that harmed you. With this knowledge, we are equipped to maximize the value of your case.