Pennsylvania Theme Park Accidents | What You Need to Know

As the weather gets warmer and COVID-19 restrictions continue to lift, people are making plans for the summer. Many of these plans include theme parks. While theme parks are a great way to enjoy some family fun, they can also be hazardous. Unfortunately, there are a number of ways to become injured at a theme park. As a result, it is important to know what to do in the event of an injury. Read on to learn more.

What do I do if I am Injured at a Theme Park?

In the event of an accident, it is important to:

  1. Call 911: The police can send an ambulance to the scene, interview witnesses, and file an accident claim.
  2. Take pictures and videos: Document your injuries and the scene of the accident. If possible, capture the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur.
  3. Obtain witness contacts: Theme parks tend to be crowded, so there is a good chance someone saw your accident occur. Ask witnesses for their name and contact information- they may be able to corroborate your version of events.
  4. Seek medical attention: Going to the hospital will ensure that your injuries are treated by a medical professional while simultaneously providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. Ask for a copy of any relevant medical documents, as this may play a large role in your personal injury case.

How Long do I Have to File a Claim?

If you are injured at a theme park due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. But, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to file your personal injury claim on time. This deadline is known as the statute of limitations. In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years will likely mean losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you need and deserve. Don’t let this happen- Instead, reach out to an experienced attorney to avoid missing any important deadlines.

If you have been injured at a Pennsylvania theme park, you will need to retain the help of a skilled personal injury attorney. Our firm will fight for you to recover the compensation you deserve. We will advocate for you every step of the way. Reach out today to discuss your case.


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