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Amusement park rides may be dangerous

Many Kentucky residents enjoy going to amusement parks. There are some great amusement parks within driving distance that we all enjoy including Kentucky Kingdom, Holiday World and King’s Island. There are also many other fun amusement parks in the United States like Disney World. Even though these amusement parks have safety measures in place to ensure their guests remain safe, accident can still occur.

An amusement park in Kansas that advertised they had the world’s highest waterslide is under fire for safety concerns. The waterpark was recently indicted on involuntary manslaughter and other charges as the result of a decapitation of one of their guests in 2016. The 10-year-old boy was on the waterslide when the raft he was riding in went airborne, hitting a pole and netting. As a result of the investigation into this tragic accident, investigators found at least 13 others suffered injuries, including two concussions and one girl who went temporarily blind. The indictment against the waterpark and operations director at the park claims that the park rushed the project to completion and skipped steps in the design process that would have made the ride safer.

When a family spends time together enjoying rides in an amusement park they assume the park’s mangers have ensured that the rides are safe. When negligence occurs, people can get seriously injured. A legal professional who is skilled in personal injury can help a family who has been affected by an unexpected accident. An attorney can investigate what happened to cause the injury and get the answers a family deserves. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, funeral expenses and other damages.

An unexpected accident due to negligence can happen to anyone. Families who are facing this tragedy have the legal right to hold property owners and managers accountable for their negligence.

Source: wral.com, “Indictment: Waterslide in fatal accident was ‘deadly weapon'”, Margaret Stafford and John Hanna, March 23, 2018

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