Go-Kart Accidents & Amusement Park Accidents
Personal Injury Law Firm Serving Clients in Philadelphia
At Kwartler Manus, LLC, we provide compassionate legal services to clients injured in go-kart accidents. Amusement parks are designed to provide safe, entertaining rides and attractions to visitors of all ages. However, if adequate safety measures are neglected, or safety hazards are overlooked by staff, you may be able to pursue compensation for your injuries. At our firm, we are passionate about meeting clients’ legal needs. Our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers have successfully guided hundreds of clients through the legal system. Call us at (267) 457-5570 to discuss your case with a fierce advocate today.
What You Need to Know About Go-Kart and Amusement Park Accidents
According to the Saferparks Database, go-kart accidents account for the highest rate (8%) of hospital admissions at amusement parks. Meanwhile, injuries resulting from inflatable devices and waterslides account for only 6% and 2% of hospital admissions, respectively. Go-kart incidents occur most often from collisions with other cars, as well as collisions with walls or barriers on the track.
Injuries from go-kart accidents include:
- Facial injuries
- Head injuries
- Muscle sprains and strains
- Neck injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Contusions and abrasions
While these are some commonly reported injuries, other serious conditions can result from a go-kart accident. The force of the impact with a wall or other car can cause whiplash, broken bones, and soft tissue injuries, as well as concussions and other brain trauma. Statistics show that boys between the ages of 7 and 12 suffer the most injuries from go-cart accidents at amusement parks, but teens and adults are also at risk.
Who May Be Liable for an Amusement Park Accident?
If you or a loved one sustain an injury from a go-kart ride or from another ride at an amusement park, it is important to seek compensation. Depending on the situation, you may be able to get a financial settlement for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other injury-related expenses. At Kwartler Manus, LLC, we know you are going through a stressful time. We can stand by your side and provide informative legal services every step of the way.
If you are injured in a go-kart accident at an amusement park, the following people may be liable:
- Ride operator
- Park employee
- Go-kart manufacturer
Ride operators and park employees must provide adequate safety warnings and operating instructions to go-kart riders. If they negligently fail to do so, and a rider is injured, they may be held liable in a lawsuit. Park employees also have a responsibility to perform regular inspections of the go-kart track. This can help ensure there are no unsafe conditions, such as debris on the track, that could cause a crash. If the ride operators and park employees negligently fail to uphold their duty of care to riders, or act carelessly and cause an accident, they may be held liable in a personal injury lawsuit.
Furthermore, if the go-kart itself malfunctions and injures a rider, the manufacturer may be held responsible. A product defect or safety hazard inherent in the go-kart itself may point to improper design or manufacturing. If you or a loved one is injured because of a defective go-kart, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the company in charge of producing and manufacturing the vehicle itself.
Seek a Favorable Outcome with the Help of Our Attorneys
At Kwartler Manus, LLC, our firm is dedicated to fighting for injured victims. Go-kart accidents at amusement parks can have serious consequences and lead to expensive medical bills. We can discuss your situation, work hard to determine who is at fault for the accident, and represent your case from start to finish. With our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers, you can receive knowledgeable legal assistance for your case.
Contact us today for a free case evaluation.