Spending the day at local amusement parks and water parks sounds like a good way to soak up some sun and thrills. But sometimes, rides just aren’t safe enough and people end up in the hospital.

These parks have safety regulations that they have to follow, and they conduct both daily and weekly safety inspections. But a ride that’s prone to stranding people in the air has opened at Worlds of Fun this year and has already malfunctioned at least once.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark opened its highest waterslide Verrückt to great fanfare in 2014, but any of the water attractions could be dangerous if not properly designed, maintained or repaired.

Injuries from rides at these parks can include broken bones, paralysis, spinal cord injuries, fractures, traumatic brain injuries, and more. Wave pools packed with people can make it hard for lifeguards to supervise everyone and spot someone in distress. 

And it’s not just big parks that can be dangerous. The City of Parkville shut down its 2014 Fourth of July carnival rides because they didn’t pass two safety inspections. Other carnival venues could have similar issues and less diligent inspectors.

If you or a loved one have been injured on an amusement ride, you need experienced injury attorneys to help you get compensated. 

Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney. Or you can click here to email us and schedule your free consultation. We take all injury cases on a contingency basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless we win the case for you.

Jason C. Amerine
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