Angela was excited to treat her family to a couple of days at a Florida theme park. Little did she know how the day would actually turn out. While leaning against a bridge railing taking selfies, the railing gave way. Angela fell, sustaining serious injuries. Her children, who had witnessed the accident, were traumatized. As she recovered in the hospital, she wondered how she would pay for her medical bills. And how would she support her family while she was off work?
If you take away the flashing lights, life-sized cartoon characters, and roller coasters, they’re both just businesses. Both offer products and services to consumers. And both have responsibilities toward the people who use those products and services.
Businesses are expected to provide a reasonably safe environment for their customers and visitors. In fact, this obligation is considered a duty of care.
Like other Florida businesses, a Florida theme park is expected to maintain its facilities. And they also need to warn visitors of potentially unsafe conditions.
But this brings us back to our original question: If you have been injured, will the park pay for your medical bills and lost wages?
The answer is really, “it depends.” You and your Florida personal injury lawyer will need to discuss the circumstances surrounding your accident. In some cases, you might find that the park is not responsible. But please do not make that decision without first talking with an attorney.
Generally, this is what you need to prove when suing a Florida theme park for compensation:
At every step, it’s important to get the legal advice you need. Trying to deal with the park and its insurers by yourself literally could leave money on the table.
If you have been hurt because of someone else’s negligence, you need help from top-rated, hard-working representation. At Shapiro|Delgado, our attorneys put their injury law experience to work for you. And we handle cases on a contingency basis, which means we don’t get paid unless you do.
We represent clients throughout Florida, including Sarasota, Bradenton, Tampa, Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, and surrounding communities.
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