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St. Louis Theme Park Injury Attorney

Injured at a Missouri theme, amusement, or water park? Contact the theme park injury lawyers at Goldblatt + Singer. We’ve helped more than 25,000 clients since our firm’s foundation in 1949, earning their trust and receiving glowing testimonials for our client-centered services. We know exactly how to investigate theme park accident claims in St. Louis, with experienced attorneys available to take on new cases. After you seek medical attention for your injuries, your next move after a theme park incident should be to call our theme park accident attorneys. We can help you take a stand against negligent parks.

Common Theme Park Accidents and Injuries in St. Louis

A day of fun at Silver Dollar City, Worlds of Fun, Six Flags St. Louis, or Legoland can turn sour when tragedy strikes. A slip and fall accident, rollercoaster malfunction, or a case of food poisoning can result in a family trip to the hospital, not to the next park. Learning your rights as an amusement park visitor – an “invitee” according to Missouri’s premises liability laws – can help you understand your legal options after a theme park accident. Some of the most common theme park accidents that may result in lawsuits are:

  • Electric shocks from unsafe rides
  • Elevator/escalator accidents
  • Failure to warn riders of potential ride risks
  • Ride-related fractures, sprains, and whiplash injuries
  • Ride-related head and brain injuries
  • Rollercoaster malfunctions
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Unsafe ride vehicles
  • Water-related incidents and accidental drowning

If any of these circumstances resulted in your injury or illness, talk to the theme park accident attorneys at Goldblatt + Singer today. You have five years from the date of your incident to seek compensation through a personal injury claim. Waiting too long to take action, however, can result in critical pieces of evidence missing or damaged. The sooner you contact our firm, the better for your case. Our lawyers can immediately start investigating your theme park accident for signs of negligence, such as preventable types of injuries. If we believe you have grounds for a lawsuit, we’ll file the claim for you in St. Louis.

What to Do After a Theme Park Accident in Missouri

Theme park accidents are more common than most consumers want to believe. Malfunctioning equipment, unsafe grounds, and negligent employees can make these locations unreasonably dangerous for parkgoers. Despite federal and state theme park regulations (regulations that, important to note, do not exist with temporary parks such as circuses and fairs), theme park injuries happen almost every day. While most are not serious, some can severely injure and even kill parkgoers.

If you or a family member have suffered an injury at a Missouri theme park, document the incident in as much detail as possible. Note where you were, how the accident happened, and which park employee you reported to. Take photographs of the scene of the accident and your injuries if you can. Request medical care for your injuries and keep copies of all medical records. Then, reach out to an amusement park injury lawyer to discuss the next step.

How Our Attorneys Can Help Injured Parkgoers

A frequent defense strategy a defendant might use in an amusement park claim is “assumption of risk.” A theme park might allege that the injured person accepted the risk of potential personal injuries by purchasing a ticket and agreeing to go on rides and rollercoasters. While the assumption of risk might protect a park from liability in some situations, it is not enough to escape liability for negligence-related harms. Entering the gates of an amusement park shouldn’t mean giving up your right to safety.

If the theme park or one of its employees negligently failed to fulfill a duty of care, resulting in the parkgoer’s injuries, the victim has the right to pursue damages through a civil claim against the park. For legal representation during such insurance or civil claims, contact Goldblatt + Singer. Our theme park accident attorneys can discuss your rights and legal opportunities during a no-cost case review in St. Louis. Call us at (314) 231-4100 today.

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