Every theme park, every business in Florida is required to do that. Many times, when they don’t do that, people trip, or they fall, have a mishap, and those are cases that we can handle. With Central Florida being a theme park Mecca of the world, we run into a lot of different kinds of accidents
. Just because you’re on a ride, whether it be a water slide or a mechanical ride at one of the theme parks, and it’s been built by a very successful large company doesn’t necessarily mean that there haven’t been incidents. For instance, I’ve had the opportunity to represent people who have been injured on water slides at some of the local water parks. People are injured on vehicles, buses, or trams. There have been injuries on the monorail and in some other major rides. We’ve been faced with incidents where people have been assaulted at theme parks when it’s not ride-related. A typical case that we might have against a theme park would be a slip and fall or a trip and fall kind of cases. People get injured in innumerable ways at the parks.
The most difficult part about investigating those cases is the fact that they are usually on the property of the theme park, and theme parks are very aggressive about defending those cases. They don’t give you easy access to information about the accidents. The state of Florida doesn’t require them, for example, to publish their ride safety statistics, things like that. You don’t find out about them.
If you’re a regular visitor to the park, they’re not going to advertise the fact that somebody got hurt last week, or two people got hurt two months ago on that ride. You have no idea of knowing, but the companies know. If we get involved in a lawsuit with them, that’s information that we have the right to know about and we can do through discovery. Sometimes it takes a lot of effort. It takes trying and trying and trying to get that information. It takes somebody that’s willing to dig in and take on these big companies, and really, sometimes you have to go to a judge, and you have to ask once, twice, three times for information about ride safety and things like that. You have to be persistent with the big companies that own the theme parks in Central Florida.
It never costs a penny to call us and talk to us about any kind of injury case, whether it’s a theme park case. Every consultation with us is free, whether it’s in our office or over the telephone. If you have questions regarding a Florida theme park accident, call Central Florida injury lawyers Kim Cullen and Bob Hemphill at 407-254-4901.