What to Know About Amusement Park Accidents in New Jersey


When visiting an amusement park, there are a number of ways that someone could become injured. For example, if a ride is manufactured or put together improperly, a malfunction can occur, injuring passengers. Additionally, if passengers or park employees act negligently, serious accidents can occur. Read on to learn more about the most common amusement park accidents and what to do if an injury occurs.

How do Amusement Park Accidents Occur?

Amusement park accidents can occur for any number of reasons, including:

  • Mechanical failure of the ride
  • Improper operation of the ride
  • Passenger misuse or failure to follow instructions
  • Inherent nature of the ride

Most Common Injuries

When these accidents do occur, they can cause:

  • Head, neck, and back injuries
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Lacerations, broken bones, and torn ligaments
  • Death as a result of falling or being thrown from a ride
  • Drowning on water rides

What do I do if I am Injured?

If you are injured on an amusement park ride, you may be entitled to recover compensation. But, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to provide proof of this negligence. You can obtain proof by documenting the scene of the accident. If possible, take pictures and videos of the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur. You should also make sure to go to the hospital. Going to the hospital, your doctor, or an urgent care facility will ensure that your injuries are treated by a medical professional. But, it will also provide you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. This can play a large role in a personal injury case, so make sure to ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents. Reach out to an experienced attorney as soon as possible. A skilled personal injury attorney may be able to obtain further evidence, including police reports, security camera footage, and more.

If you have been injured at an amusement park in New Jersey, you will need the help of an experienced and dedicated personal injury attorney. Contact our firm today to discuss your case.


If you have been the victim of the negligence of another in an accident, please contact my office as quickly as possible following the subject accident. It is important to consult with us early on so that we may begin the process of fighting for your rights in regard to any potential claim that you may have. The process is complicated and requires the expertise of a qualified New Jersey personal injury attorney. CONTACT US TODAY!

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