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Amusement Park and Theme Park Car Accident Injuries

Theme Parks and amusement parks in Miami and Florida are known for having large and sometimes complex parking lots and parking structures. In fact, you may have a hard time finding your care in some cases after a day of fun. While these parking areas provide ample space, on warm days in the summer and fall they can become quite crowded, making them common sites of parking lot accidents and injuries.

Being involved in a parking lot accident at an amusement park or other attraction can be very frustrating and even frightening. You may have children with you and you may be worried about their safety. Even a minor accident can scare them and can ruin your family outing.

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Types of Accidents

There are several types of injuries and incidents that can happen in parking lots owned by theme parks and amusement parks:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Fender benders and other car accidents
  • Assault and road rage accidents
  • Theft or robbery
  • Sexual assault
  • Trip and fall accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Hit and run accidents

Who’s at Fault?

If you have been in a car accident in a parking lot, it can be difficult to tell who was at fault. In fact, it’s not unusual for a disagreement to immediately arise between people involved in a crash. In fact, many things can cause parking lot accidents at amusement parks and theme parks:

  • Overloaded cars
  • Poor visibility
  • Distracted drivers
  • Poor parking lot design
  • Drunk driving
  • Negligent drivers
  • Speeding
  • Road rage
  • Slippery surfaces
  • Poorly maintained ramps
  • Inadequate security
  • Poorly lit parking areas
  • Insufficient lighting
  • Potholes
  • Incorrect signage

What Should You Do?

Get medical help at once for anyone who has been injured. If it’s a serious accident and may have caused significant injuries, call 911. Alert the police, your insurance company, and the amusement or theme park about the accident immediately.

Since parking properties belonging to amusement parks and theme parks are on private property, usual traffic rules do not apply. In fact, police may not agree to write a report for these accidents in some cases. For this reason, it is important to write down details about your accident and to take photos of your injuries and the accident scene, if possible. As soon as possible, contact an attorney who can advise you about what you can do. An experienced attorney can advise you how to protect your rights and can help you pursue a claim against the property owners or other driver, if you qualify.

It can be devastating to be injured through no fault of your own. If you have been in a parking lot accident or have sustained a serious injury in a parking lot, contact Flaxman Law Group at any time. Flaxman Law Group is proud to serve the entire South Florida area and we have already helped thousands of injured people just like you recover settlements for their injuries. We are a full-service law firm and we support our clients every step of the way. If you’d like to find out more about how our law firm can help you, contact us today for a free, confidential consultation.