All Florida businesses, including theme parks, have a duty to keep their premises safe from hazards that could leave visitors injured. Whether these are hazards they have created or that others have left behind, the owners have a duty to police their premises to make sure that they are safe and hazard-free.
Every theme park and business in Florida is required to maintain a safe environment. When they don’t, people trip and fall or suffer another kind of mishap, and they may have cause for a premises liability lawsuit. At Cullen & Hemphill, PLC, we handle these kinds of cases.
Typical Theme Park Injury Accidents
Central Florida is the theme park Mecca of the world, and we have seen a lot of different kinds of accidents. Just because a ride—whether it is a water slide or a mechanical ride at one of the theme parks—was built by a large, successful company doesn’t necessarily mean that there haven’t been incidents.
At Cullen & Hemphill, PLC, we have represented people who have been injured in the following kinds of incidents in Central Florida:
- Water slide accidents
- Vehicle, bus, and tram accidents
- Monorail and other major ride malfunctions
- Assaults at theme parks
- Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents
- Innumerable other accidents
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 theme parks to publish their ride safety statistics, so you don’t find out about them.
We Work Hard to Build Your Case
Even if you’re a regular visitor to the park, you may not know that somebody got hurt last week, or two people got hurt two months ago on a particular ride. You have no way of knowing, but you can be sure that the companies know. If we get involved in a lawsuit with a major theme park, that’s information that we have a right to know about and we can get it through discovery. Sometimes it takes a lot of effort. It takes somebody who is willing to dig in and take on these big companies, even if it means going to a judge and asking once, twice, or three times for information about ride safety. You have to be persistent with the big companies that own the theme parks in Central Florida, and at Cullen & Hemphill, PLC, we are the most persistent attorneys around.
We Represent Tourists and Part-Time Florida Residents
Many of the people who are injured in theme park accidents are from other states and countries. We are happy to represent tourists in injury accidents and do our best to help them understand our laws, communicate with us on a regular basis, and get the best possible results. Some common questions we get from out-of-state clients include the following:
- What are the common accidents and injuries involving tourists in Florida?
- Can someone make a personal injury claim in Florida from outside of Florida?
- Is it difficult to communicate with a personal injury attorney from my home state?
- What are the fault laws for auto accidents in Florida?
- What if a tourist has an accident with an uninsured motorist?
- What are the challenges faced by tourists in a personal injury claim?
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, a slip and fall in a grocery store, or a vehicle accident. 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 (877) 244-6420.