Every type of business that is open to the public takes on a certain amount of liability, as public spaces do have an inherent risk to them. Accidents can and do happen in every open environment, which is why business owners carry insurance in the rare case that someone is hurt while visiting their property. If a company owner does take the trouble of ensuring that their premises are clear of hazards, the odds of an accident happening on-site are usually small.
Certain types of businesses, however, like theme parks, have a much greater risk of hazard, due to the nature of the business. Theme parks invite visitors to climb onto rides that take them high up in the sky, careening this and that way on high speed roller coasters or other themed rides. Though these rides are designed in such a way as to minimize danger, the fact is that some attractions have faulty mechanisms or other problems that can lead to accidents. When an accident happens at a theme park, the results can be disastrous.
Opening An Investigation
If an accident does happen at a theme park, a thorough analysis of the events leading to the accident and the machinery involved must take place. If the case is less than clear cut, an park expert witness knowledgeable about theme park operations may be called in to help clarify certain issues. All of this information will be reviewed to establish whether there was any negligence on the part of the park operators or the park visitors. Once the case is reviewed, a legal settlement will likely be established, and steps will be taken to ensure that any danger in the park is resolved.
A theme park visit should be a very fun time for all involved. That’s why it’s so important for park operators to go to great lengths to ensure the safety of anyone who takes their family for a visit.