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El Paso, TX and New Mexico Carnival Injury Attorney

Midland County amusement ride injury lawyer

Lawyer for Injuries at Amusement Parks and on Rides in Texas and New Mexico

Whether it is at a large amusement park or a small, local carnival, many people enjoy spending a day out where they can ride on carousels, roller coasters, Ferris wheels, and other types of attractions. While these rides may simulate danger, people who use them expect to remain safe. Unfortunately, if the owners and operators of rides are negligent, this can result in serious injuries.

If you have been injured on a carnival ride or at an amusement park, James Kennedy, P.L.L.C. is prepared to help you pursue compensation for your injuries. Attorney James Kennedy is Board Certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has over 25 years of experience, and he has litigated cases in court in each of those years. As a tough and family-oriented lawyer, he is ready to fight for justice and ensure that negligent parties are held responsible for the injuries they have caused.

Amusement Park Negligence

The owners and operators of amusement rides should always be sure that they are protecting the safety of the public. If they are negligent, these complex pieces of machinery can cause injuries in a variety of ways, including:

  • Improper operation - If employees are not fully trained in how to operate rides safely, or if they do not pay close attention to the proper procedures for loading, unloading, using safety harnesses or restraints, and operating a ride at the proper speed, people who use the ride can be seriously injured.
  • Inadequate maintenance - If a ride is not regularly inspected to ensure that it is in working order, or if the proper maintenance is not performed, equipment may break down and cause injuries to riders or bystanders.
  • Equipment failure - Even if a ride is kept in proper working order, it may become dangerous if it had design or manufacturing defects.
  • Lack of warnings - Proper signage should be posted to warn people of the risks of using a ride, and failure to do so can result in a person experiencing an injury due to a medical condition or other unforeseen factors.

Common Carnival Ride Injuries

Negligence on the part of ride owners or operators can result in a wide variety of injuries, including:

  • Whiplash caused by a ride starting or stopping too quickly, which can result in spinal cord injuries
  • Lacerations or broken bones caused by improper use of safety restraints
  • Traumatic brain injuries caused when a person is struck by falling objects or broken equipment
  • Burn injuries that can occur if a ride catches on fire
  • Drowning on a water slide or other rides that involve water
  • Wrongful death resulting from falling or being thrown from a ride

Contact an El Paso, Texas and New Mexico Amusement Ride Injury Attorney

A fun day at the carnival can turn into a nightmare if the proper safety measures are not followed by those who are tasked with protecting the safety of the public. If you or a member of your family have been injured while on a carnival ride, James Kennedy, P.L.L.C. can help you pursue financial compensation that addresses the full extent of your damages, including the costs of medical care, income lost because of missed work, and physical and emotional pain and suffering. 

To set up a free consultation and learn more about your legal options for recovering compensation, contact our office at 915-544-5200. We represent injury victims in the Permian Basin in west Texas, including El Paso, Midland, Odessa, and Pecos, and southeast New Mexico, including Las Cruces, and Carlsbad. Se Habla Español.

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