If you or your loved one was seriously injured at a Six Flags amusement park, you may wish to file a Six Flags injury lawsuit. Although Six Flags injuries are rare, they do occur. These injuries may occur on rides, attractions, roller coasters, during shows, or simply while walking on hazardous walkways or stairs. If you have suffered a Six Flags injury, you are not alone.
What You Can Do & How a Six Flags Injury Lawsuit Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Six Flags induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured at a Six Flags theme park, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Amusement Park Injury Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
UPDATE: Dallas Woman Dies in Texas Six Flags Roller Coaster Accident
July 22, 2013 — The family of Rosy Esparza has hired an attorney and they may file an amusement park accident lawsuit. Esparza died after falling from the Texas Giant ride at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. Click here to read more.
Six Flags Injury Overview
Most people who go to theme parks expect to have a good time, and theme parks usually do a good job of keeping their visitors safe and happy. Unfortunately, sometimes, serious injuries occur at theme parks, including Six Flags.
Examples of serious injuries that have occurred at Six Flags theme parks:
- In 2010, a 10 year-old girl broke her arm after falling from a whirling swing ride at a Six Flags in Fiesta, Texas
- In 2007, a 15 year-old girl riding the Superman Tower of Power had both of her feet severed above the ankles when a cable snapped and became entangled around her legs as the ride dropped
- In 2006, a woman was awarded $3.6 million when a jury found a Six Flags theme park in Aurora, Ohio negligent for failing to protect a woman from people throwing rocks at the roller coaster. She claims that she was struck by an object while traveling at 60 miles per hour, causing severe head injuries and continued headaches and facial numbness.
- In 2001, a girl nearly drowned in Hook’s Lagoon in an Ohio Six Flags theme park. She was apparently sucked into an underwater drainage pipe covered by a broken grate.
An important part of any theme park injury lawsuit is proving negligence. This means proving that your injury occurred because the theme park failed to do something it should have done to protect your safety. When you visit a theme park, you have an expectation of safety. Theme parks have a responsibility to ensure that rides are safe, employees are well-trained in safety procedures, known safety hazards are fixed, and more. If they fail to maintain safety standards, they could be found negligent.
Theme Park Injuries
When you think about injuries that could occur at a theme park, you might first think about ride and roller coaster accidents. These types of accidents are often very severe. They may occur when the ride malfunctions, perhaps because it is not maintained, tested, or operated correctly. Injuries may also occur because a ride is not designed safely.
Other types of common theme park injuries occur because of hazards within the park. These injuries include slip, trip, and fall injuries. These may occur because a walkway or stairway is unsafe, or a boarding area for a ride is dangerous, or because employees failed to clean up spills in a restaurant. These types of injuries could occur almost anywhere within a park.
Theme park injuries that could occur at Six Flags may include:
- Slip, trip, or fall injuries
- Broken bones
- Lacerations, cuts, scrapes, or serious bruises
- Twisted ankle
- Sprains, strains, etc.
- Joint injuries (ankle, wrist, knee, etc.)
- Head injury
- Back injury
- Amputated limbs, fingers
Do I have a Six Flags Injury Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Six Flags injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured at a Six Flags theme park, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Amusement Park Injury Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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