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Fall-related hazards at amusement parks

On Behalf of | Jun 20, 2022 | Slip-and-Fall Accidents

With summer approaching, many families may be preparing to take the kids to one of many popular vacation destinations. In many cases, a summer trip might include visiting a local theme park and with the excitement involved with such an occasion, individuals in New Mexico might give little thought to the potential hazards. Knowing some common types of slip-and-fall risks at amusement parks might help one better prepare to identify a safety risk in time to prevent the unthinkable, but this might not always be so easy. 

Theme-park hazards 

While issues such as mechanical failures and defective rids may highlight some of the most common safety risks at theme parks. However, studies indicate that slip-and-fall accidents also remain prevalent causes of incidents at similar destinations. Studies suggest that liquid spills, floor clutter, uneven paths and cracked surfaces are all common examples of fall-related hazards that one might encounter at amusement parks. 

According to studies, slip-and-fall accidents at amusement parks could leave a person suffering from various types of injuries. Such incidents could lead to serious strains and sprains, soft tissue injuries or even severe lacerations. These accidents also run the risk of causing a person to suffer bone fractures, spinal cord injuries or serious head injuries. 

After a slip-and-fall accident 

When the negligent actions of property owners create a dangerous atmosphere, anyone who enters the premises may be at risk of suffering severe or life-altering harm in slip-and-fall accidents. Following such an incident, individuals New Mexico might have questions about their available legal options, and they could consider retaining the services of an attorney for guidance on the next steps to take. An attorney can help a client better understand what to expect from the process and assist in preparing to seek the compensation entitled through a claim against all parties deemed responsible.