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Amusement park ride safety is currently facing more scrutiny as the number of injuries as increased. The federal government does not regulate theme parks as each state has its own rules. In Florida, larger theme parks such as Universal Orlando, Disney World and SeaWorld do not undergo state inspections. However, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions has lobbied against increased federal oversight.
Amusement park accidents are supposed to be reported to regulatory authorities. In Florida, every three months theme parks
As previously mentioned, Florida’s theme parks report accidents to the Florida Department of Agriculture. Since 2006, there have been more than 400 reports, mostly by illness or injury. Universal Studio’s Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride has had the most reported accidents. Since the ride’s opening in 2010, there have been 29 reports of illness or injury with about a third of those being motion sickness.
Florida Theme Parks: Examples of Reported Accidents
Out of State Residents
If you are one of the numerous out of state residents that visit Florida’s theme parks and have suffered an injury due to the parks negligence, it is necessary that you contact an attorney within the state of Florida. Since your claim would be made in the state of Florida, it is necessary that your attorney is licensed within the state of Florida.
If you or someone you know has been involved in an amusement park accident within the state of Florida, contact experienced attorney Frank Eidson, P.A. at 407-245-2887 (toll-free: 888-245-2855) for a free case review. You may also email Frank personally at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his office at 327 N. Orange Ave, Orlando, FL, 32801.