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Amusement Park Accident Advocate

Amusement parks are meant to be places of joy and excitement, but accidents can happen, turning a day of fun into a nightmare. If you or a loved one has been involved in an amusement park accident, New York’s leading personal injury attorney Michael S. Lamonsoff “The Bull” is here to help.

At the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, we operate on a contingency fee basis. This means you don't pay anything unless we win your case. We are committed to providing aggressive and high-quality legal representation to those who need it most. 

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Statistics on Amusement Park Accidents

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there are an estimated 43,405 emergency room-treated injuries associated with amusement attractions in the United States in a year. If you or a loved one has been involved in an amusement park accident, it’s essential to consult with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney. In the year 2019, there were approximately 1,299 incidents related to rides in amusement parks in the United States, translating to roughly 3.7 injuries per 1 million visitors.

Types of Injuries in New York Amusement Park Accidents

  • Whiplash and Neck Injuries: High-speed rides or sudden stops can lead to whiplash or neck injuries.
  • Head Injuries: Impact with restraints or other objects can result in head injuries, ranging from mild to severe.
  • Sprains and Strains: Abrupt movements on rides can cause muscle sprains or strains.
  • Broken Bones: Traumatic incidents or collisions may lead to fractures or broken bones.
  • Cuts and Abrasions: Sharp edges or poorly maintained equipment can cause cuts and abrasions.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Trauma from sudden movements can result in injuries to soft tissues like muscles and ligaments.
  • Internal Injuries: Severe accidents may lead to internal injuries, requiring immediate medical attention.

Causes of Amusement Park Accidents in New York City

  • Inadequate Maintenance: Poorly maintained rides or equipment can malfunction, leading to accidents.
  • Operator Error: Inattentive or improperly trained ride operators may contribute to accidents.
  • Equipment Failure: Manufacturing defects or poor design can result in equipment failure during operation.
  • Lack of Safety Inspections: Failure to conduct regular safety inspections increases the risk of undetected hazards.
  • Insufficient Safety Measures: Inadequate safety features, restraints, or warnings can contribute to accidents.
  • Overcrowding: Large crowds can create chaotic situations, increasing the risk of accidents.
  • Failure to Warn: Inadequate signage or warnings about potential risks can contribute to accidents.
  • Negligent Design: Poorly designed rides or layout can pose inherent dangers to visitors.
  • Failure to Secure Loose Items: Neglecting to secure loose items on rides can lead to injuries.
  • Inadequate Staff Training: Insufficient training for staff in emergency procedures or customer assistance can contribute to accidents.

Liability in a New York Amusement Park Accident

In the context of amusement park accidents, liability can be attributed to various parties depending on the circumstances. These are a few potential liabilities:

Amusement Park Owner/Operator

The overall responsibility for maintaining a safe environment lies with the park owner or operator. Failure to ensure proper maintenance, staff training, and adherence to safety regulations can lead to liability.

Ride Manufacturers

If an accident occurs due to a manufacturing defect or design flaw in the ride, the manufacturer may be held liable for producing a faulty product.

Ride Operators

Negligence or errors by ride operators, such as improper operation or failure to enforce safety protocols, can result in liability.

Maintenance Contractors

If the park outsources maintenance, the contracted company may be liable for accidents caused by inadequate upkeep.

Other Visitors

In cases where another visitor's intentional or negligent actions cause harm, they may be held liable.

Third-Party Vendors

If an accident is linked to a service or product provided by a third-party vendor within the park, that vendor may bear liability.

Government Entities

In some instances, if the accident resulted from a failure in regulatory oversight, government entities responsible for inspections and safety regulations may face liability.

Determining liability often involves a comprehensive investigation to identify the party or parties responsible for the unsafe conditions or actions leading to the accident. At the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, our New York City amusement park accident lawyers will employ a thorough investigative approach to collect hard evidence in amusement park accidents and establish liability of all the negligent parties to recover maximum compensation for our clients.

Types of Compensation in Amusement Park Accidents

Compensation in amusement park accidents can cover various aspects, including:

  • Medical Expenses: Covering costs related to injuries, such as hospital bills, surgeries, medications, and rehabilitation.
  • Lost Wages: Reimbursement for income lost due to the inability to work during recovery.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for the physical and emotional distress endured as a result of the accident.
  • Permanent Disability: If the accident results in a long-term or permanent disability, compensation may be provided to address ongoing challenges.
  • Punitive Damages: In certain instances of extreme negligence, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the responsible party.
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Why Choose the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff for your Amusement Park Accident Claim?


With over 30 years of experience, our team has a proven track record of successfully handling personal injury cases, including amusement park accidents. Our attorneys possess an in-depth knowledge of personal injury law and can tackle the challenges of amusement park accident cases.


We have obtained substantial verdicts and settlements for our clients, demonstrating our commitment to obtaining maximum compensation for those injured in amusement park accidents. Our firm lends attention to client satisfaction, providing personalized attention and customized legal strategies to meet individual needs.


We have the resources and capabilities to conduct thorough investigations, gather evidence, and build strong cases to establish liability and pursue rightful compensation. The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff is dedicated to fighting for the rights of victims, ensuring they receive fair and just compensation for their injuries and losses.

How Can We Help Your Amusement Park Claim?

  • Evidence Gathering: Our team conducts comprehensive investigations, collecting evidence such as witness statements, surveillance footage, and expert opinions to strengthen your claim.
  • Claim Preparation: We will prepare and document your claim ensuring all necessary details are presented accurately to build a strong case for maximum compensation.
  • Negotiation: Our experienced negotiators engage with insurance companies and opposing parties on your behalf, acquiring fair and just settlements without the need for prolonged litigation.
  • Litigation: In cases where a fair settlement cannot be reached, we are prepared to litigate aggressively, utilizing our trial experience to pursue your claim in court.

Our goal is to acquire the maximum compensation available for your amusement park accident, covering medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

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