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Who is Liable When Patrons Slip and Fall in Water Parks?

Water parks provide refreshing entertainment for families enjoying the hot Florida sunshine. Although rides and other attractions that involve bodies of water have an inherent risk of drowning, these accidents are actually...more

Are Rides at Traveling Theme Parks Safe Enough?

Although Florida has only about 16 well-known theme and water parks, an impressive number of additional permanent theme parks are scattered throughout the state. In addition, many fairs and carnivals travel throughout the...more

Injured in an Amusement Park — When Can You Sue?

This past July, a woman was killed in Six Flags Over Texas when she fell off a roller coaster during a sudden maneuver. According to a witness at the scene, before the ride started the woman expressed concern to a park...more

Tilt-a-Whirl Trademark, Not a Service Mark?

It is State Fair time again in Minnesota, so let’s examine the Tilt-a-Whirl brand. The brand originated in Minnesota almost 90 years ago, after the amusement park ride was invented by Herbert Sellner of Faribault, Minnesota....more

Recovery For Amusement Park Accidents

Actor Charlie Sheen has recently made headlines for a good deed – sending $10,000 to pay for therapy dog training on behalf of a Florida teenager in recovery after falling from an amusement park ride in Wisconsin....more

Amusement Parks And Georgia Premises Liability Law

According to the 2010 Fixed-Site Amusement Ride Injury Survey conducted by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, about 290 million guests worldwide visit the 400 amusement parks in the association...more

Weekly Law Resume - January 24, 2013: Risky Business: California Extends The Primary Assumption Of Risk Doctrine

Smriti Nalwa v. Cedar Fair, L.P. SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA (December 31, 2012) The primary assumption of risk doctrine prevents liability from attaching to operators, instructors, and participants in specific...more

Injuries At Amusement Parks

Amusement parks and rides abound in the state of New Jersey. From Six Flags Great Adventure to local carnivals, boardwalks and water parks, the state provides many thousands of visitors each year with countless opportunities...more

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