Fairs, carnivals, and amusement parks can be a great way for people of all ages to pass a pleasant afternoon or evening. However, without proper oversight and attention to safety, they can also be a source of catastrophic injuries. The rides, food, and other attractions can quickly change from fun to threatening when park owners fail to take the right precautions.
If you or a loved one has been injured while visiting an amusement park, you may be entitled to compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and more. To discuss your case with a knowledgeable Des Moines personal injury lawyer, call the Law Offices of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 705-0233.
Joy and Danger
The legal doctrine of premises liability means that park owners can be held responsible for injuries their guests suffer under certain circumstances. Negligent workers and security providers can also be considered liable if they contribute to serious accidents like:
- Ride malfunction. In the year 2007, an estimated 1,309 Americans suffered from injuries caused by amusement park rides. These attractions can be especially dangerous if park workers fail to regularly inspect and repair them, or operate them while intoxicated.
- Food poisoning. Everyone knows that the food served at parks and carnivals is not usually healthy, but it should never be imminently dangerous. Negligent acts like undercooking food, using unclean utensils, or cooking outdated ingredients can all contribute to food poisoning.
- Slip and fall. Grounds need to be kept clear and as level as possible for the safety of guests and workers. If an amusement park has a play area for young children, steps must be taken to ensure that the playing equipment is safe and age-appropriate. If these precautions are not taken, slips and falls can result in serious injuries.
If a day at the carnival has been ruined for you by a major injury that could have been avoided, our Des Moines amusement park lawyers are here to help you seek justice.
The Des Moines amusement park injury attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. strive to offer efficient and effective legal services to each of our clients. Contact us at (515) 705-0233.