A day that started as a fun-filled day, ended with two people being hospitalized.
Amusement parks and fairgrounds found in countless cities across the United States are a popular source of entertainment for children of all ages. Unfortunately, amusement park injuries are on the rise.
Three people were injured, one seriously, when a decorative column fell at the Orange County Fairgrounds the other day.
The column was described as about 12 feet tall and 4 feet wide, with steel tubing inside.
One person suffered traumatic injuries and a second suffered unknown injuries - both were taken to a local hospital. The third was hit, but not enough to warrant a hospital visit.
According to the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, emergency room injuries resulting from amusement parks have risen by approximately 87 percent in the last several years. Injuries range from minor to serious, including whiplash and broken bones.
Many factors can account for injuries, such as:
- Mechanical failures
- Operator behavior
- Malfunctioning of equipment or decorative items, such as columns
I wish the victims in this case a speedy and complete recovery.
If you or a family member has been injured at an amusement park or fairground, it is important to consult with an attorney who is experienced in personal injury and premises liability.
When you turn to Peach & Weathers for help, our attorneys will carefully evaluate the circumstances surrounding your injuries and assess how best to build your case. We will work diligently on your behalf to recover the damages to which you may be entitled.
We have offices located in San Bernardino and Riverside counties for your convenience.