Orlando Theme Park Injury: 5 Actions to Take Now – Wooten Kimbrough
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Tom Dennis / 05-04-2018 / Theme park accidents

Orlando Theme Park Injury: 5 Actions to Take Now

When you plan to visit Orlando, you’re thinking fun in the sun and gallivanting through the many theme parks ride hopping.

Over 250 million people attend theme parks each year. With this many people moving through the usually crowded parks, accidents are bound to happen. That fun can turn detrimental.

Whether you are from Florida or visiting from afar, it is still possible to pursue the theme park corporations. If you find yourself leaving with an injury at an Orlando theme park, these 5 actions that can be taken in order to make the process smoother as you navigate the legal system.

1. Accept Medical Care

The first thing to do when injured in an Orlando theme park is to accept medical care.

It’s important to be clear with any medical professionals about how the incident happened and where the pain is located. After getting checked by a doctor, make sure to maintain a copy of the medical documents.

It’s a huge mistake to think that medical care is not necessary. These expenses will be covered by the theme park owners if you decide to pursue the park for damages.

2. Always Request and Maintain Official Documentation

In theme park injury situations, there may not be official documentation offered to you immediately.

It could be as simple as the theme park trying to keep everything from being overly complicated, but more likely than not, just wanting to downplay the situation.

However, it’s critical that you ask for official documentation on how the injury happened and exactly what caused it.

Filing an official claim will create clear documentation for you and the corporation. This documentation can greatly help in the legal proceedings that unfold after the injury.

3. Remain Aware

It is highly important, post-injury, to acknowledge your surroundings. What exactly caused the injury? How could it have been avoided? Could there be more signage to make it safer?

Instead of just looking at the physical issues that may have caused the injury, it’s also key to talk to employees in the area and any potential witnesses. By talking with these people, it can be easier to survey other potential issues like employee negligence, poor crowd management, or a malfunctioning ride.

Any of these issues or combination of issues are things that park owners need to address. By filing a claim and seeking retribution, it forces theme park corporations to make those necessary changes.

4. TAKE NOTES

Writing down what happened and making note of the tiny details can be extremely helpful.

Theme park injuries can happen for a number of reasons. Anything from malfunctioning rides to under-trained employees overseeing the ride. By having clear and thorough notes, this helps you and your family members when filing your claim and getting your deserved resolution.

Make sure to record any conversations with witnesses and take their information in case you need to speak with them later down the road.

Seek the Support of a Trustworthy and Experienced Lawyer

After an injury, there are many legal proceedings and rights that you may be unaware of.

Navigating all of this alone can be overwhelming and a bit like being bullied. Make sure to contact an attorney to help make moving through these issues a little more peaceful.

While park owners and corporations will try to downplay your injury or write you off, it is critical to not let their team discredit the you or your family members.

5. This navigation is near impossible without the support of a trusted and experienced legal team.

After an injury, there are many legal proceedings and rights that you may be unaware of.

Navigating all of this alone can be overwhelming and a bit like being bullied. Make sure to contact an attorney to help make moving through these issues a little more peaceful.

While park owners and corporations will try to downplay your injury or write you off, it is critical to not let their team discredit the you or your family members.

This navigation is near impossible without the support of a trusted and experienced legal team. Our team has 100+ years combined experience with Orlando theme park injury cases. We are your Orlando theme park injury attorneys.

Since 1966, the team at Wooten Kimbrough, P.A. has represented the Orlando community and Central Florida residents — that’s almost half a century. Combined, the team has more than 100 years of courtroom experience handling personal injury cases.

If you or someone you know needs guidance on their recent amusement park injury, our team of attorneys can be reached at any time.

Disclaimer: All verdicts and settlements listed here are gross amounts before deductions for attorney fees and costs. Past results do not guarantee similar results in the future. Most cases result in a lower recovery. It should not be assumed that your case will have as beneficial a result. Before choosing a lawyer, ask for written information about the lawyer's legal qualifications and experience.