Amusement Park Accidents in Charlotte, NC
When you and your family go to an amusement park, you expect to have an entertaining time. However, fun at the amusement park can be interrupted if somebody sustains an injury on the park premises or on a defective ride. At Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., we are here to help if you need a Charlotte amusement park accident attorney. We have the resources necessary to conduct a complete investigation into your case and prove the liability of the amusement park owners and operators. Let us work to secure the compensation you deserve.
How are Charlotte amusement park rides inspected and maintained?
North Carolina Department of Labor inspectors are responsible for inspecting amusement devices operating in the state to ensure passenger and operator safety. This includes permanent amusement rides as well as traveling devices (such as those used at fairs), which are inspected before they operate at each location. Companies or individuals planning to operate amusement rides in North Carolina are required to submit a notice to the NC Department of Labor Elevator and Amusement Device Bureau at least 10 days before the intended date of operation.
Charlotte amusement ride injuries can be severe
During a recent reporting year across the US, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported that there were approximately 30,000 injuries linked to amusement rides across the country. However, reporting requirements vary from state to state, so actual injury numbers are likely higher.
Injuries that occur at amusement parks, such as Carowinds, can happen in a variety of ways. There are injuries that occur on amusement rides, as well as general premises liability injuries that occur on the premises around the rides.
Even though amusement rides are inspected by the state of North Carolina, that does not mean every ride will be safe every single time. When injuries do occur on amusement rides, there are various parties that could be held liable. This includes:
- The ride manufacturer if the ride was defective or faulty
- Amusement park operators for failing to inspect and maintain the ride
- The park operators for failing to adequately train ride operators
- Amusement park inspectors from the North Carolina Department of Labor if they failed to properly do their jobs
Injuries caused by amusement park rides can include broken and dislocated bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, internal organ damage or internal bleeding, severe lacerations or amputations, and even death.
We are here to help – call for a free consultation of your case today
If you or somebody you love has been injured in an amusement park accident in the Charlotte area, turn to an attorney for help as soon as possible. At Price Petho & Associates, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to get to work investigating your case so we can secure full compensation for your losses. This can include coverage of:
- All accident-related medical expenses
- Any household out-of-pocket expenses you incur
- Lost income if you are unable to work due to the injuries
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent amusement park owner or operator