Amusement Park Accidents: The Unhappiest Place on Earth

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Maybe someone realized things were unsafe, and wanted to shut it down before anyone was injured. If so, they were too late.

A fatal accident at the Walt Disney World Speedway comes just months before the attraction was scheduled to be shut down this coming summer. The driver of the vehicle lost control and hit a guardrail, killing the man riding with him.

Authorities are investigating what just went wrong, but it could be months before the investigation is concluded. In the meantime, all we can do is wish the speedway had been shut down earlier than scheduled. If it had been, Gary Terry would still be alive.

Accidents at amusement parks remain unfortunately common, though most are not nearly as bad as this one. Bumper cars and driving exhibits are particularly likely to cause injury because:

  • Bumper cars encourage vehicles to strike each other, generating significant force, which leads to injuries
  • Many of these vehicles travel at high speeds with inexperienced operators, increasing the chances of an accident occurring
  • These vehicles require constant maintenance, and if even one problem is missed or skipped the chances of injury increase drastically

If you have been injured, or know of someone who has been injured at an amusement park, you will soon find out that taking on the bigger parks is not something that an individual wants to do on his own. Please seek the assistance of a firm with a history of successful amusement park settlement cases to help you determine the proper steps to take to protect you and your family’s future.