Michael Damaso / 05-13-2024 / Theme park accidents

Who Can Be Held Liable After an Injury on a Central Florida Amusement Park Ride?

Central Florida is home to several colossal amusement parks, drawing millions of tourists every year. Unfortunately, these parks are not free of hazards, and injuries occur all too often on rides. After an amusement park injury, it can be challenging to determine liability on your own, especially as you focus on healing. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, amusement park owners, ride manufacturers, or third parties may bear responsibility for your injuries and other losses. 

If you have been injured at a central Florida amusement park, you deserve to have a seasoned attorney in your corner. At Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis, our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience helping our clients hold negligent parties fully accountable for the harm they have caused. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll of these injuries and are ready to help you fight for compensation for the full extent of your losses.


Possible Liable Parties in Central Florida Amusement Park Injury Cases

Amusement park injuries can have complex causes, meaning several parties may bear responsibility for your injuries. A few possible at-fault parties include the following:

  • Amusement Park Companies: These companies are responsible for ensuring the park is safe and adheres to all safety standards.
  • Manufacturer: The manufacturer could be responsible if the ride breaks or is unsafe because of a manufacturing or design defect.
  • Maintenance Contractors: These contractors must keep rides in good working order and perform regular safety checks. If they fail to do so, they may be held liable. 
  • Other Visitors: If another visitor’s actions lead to an accident, they could also be held responsible.

Under Florida’s modified comparative negligence system, the total damages awarded in an injury case are reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to the injured person. In other words, you can claim compensation from multiple parties and may even be eligible to receive damages, even if you are partially at fault for your injuries. However, it is important to note that you must be less than 50% responsible for the accident to claim damages. 


Proving Negligence in an Amusement Park Injury Case

To successfully pursue justice for your losses, you must establish the at-fault party’s negligence. When building your claim, your attorney will work to establish the following essential elements:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care to ensure your safety on the amusement park ride
  • The defendant breached the duty of care by behaving negligently
  • Their negligence directly caused your accident
  • Your accident caused you to suffer injuries and other losses

After taking your case, our attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation into your accident to determine the cause of your accident and who may be held accountable for your injuries. We personalize our approach to every case and will leave no stone unturned as we build a strong claim on your behalf. 


Discuss Your Case With a Highly Qualified Amusement Park Injury Attorney at Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis 

If you’ve been injured at an amusement park, it’s essential to have a skilled attorney on your side to navigate the complexities of your case and maximize your compensation. At Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis, our attorneys are well-versed in personal injury law and are dedicated to defending the rights of injury victims throughout Florida. We understand the challenges you face during recovery and are ready to manage your claim with the utmost care and professionalism.

To schedule a free consultation with a seasoned legal professional, call us today at (407) 843-7060 or fill out our contact form.

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.