As normalcy is on the horizon and the weather continues to change, it is understandable that parents and children are eager to visit the various amusement parks that Maryland offers. However, as enjoyable as these places are, they often pose significant dangers to visitors. Those who suffered injuries at a Maryland amusement park should contact an attorney to discuss their rights and remedies.
Amusement park injuries can stem from mechanical failures, improper inspection, passenger negligence, the inherent nature of an attraction, and freak accidents. These incidents can result in serious spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain aneurysms, broken bones, organ damage, drowning, and death. In some cases, especially those involving mechanical failure to improper inspection, recovery seems straightforward. However, Maryland amusement park injury lawsuits typically involve complex tort and contract laws that may pose significant challenges to injury victims.
The most significant hurdle that injury victims frequently encounter when trying to recover against a negligent amusement park company involves the victim’s ticket and admission agreement. Understandably, most people do not read the fine print on their tickets or admission documents. However, these documents can prevent injury victims from filing a personal injury claim or recovering damages. The most common tactic amusement parks use to avoid liability is by including mandatory arbitration agreements in their admission paperwork.