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Making a claim after falling at a Florida theme park

On Behalf of | Oct 15, 2020 | Amusement Park Injury |

Falls can happen almost anywhere, whether you are at home or on a day trip. However, you can control the safety of your home environment so that the likelihood of a trip or fall is very low, but you cannot do much to control the safety of the places that you visit.

That’s why, if you injured yourself after slipping and falling at a premises like a theme park, you may be able to take legal action against the premises to hold them liable. As a result, you may be able to gain significant compensation for the pain and suffering caused, and the medical bills that you had to pay. The following are some key things that you should consider before making a premises liability claim against a theme park.

Consider the statute of limitations

The statute of limitations refers to the amount of time you have to make a claim after the incident occurred. In Florida, the statute of limitations is set to four years. This means that you must take action within a reasonable time frame in order to successfully gain compensation.

You’ll need to show that the premises owner was negligent

A theme park has the legal duty to make sure that all their guests are reasonably safe. However, they cannot be held responsible if you were acting in a reckless way. You’ll need to show why your fall was caused, and how the theme park was negligent. For example, you may be able to show that the reason for your fall was an uneven walking surface that was poorly maintained. In this case, you should be able to argue that if the theme park had fixed the surface, your injury would not have occurred.

If you have been injured at a theme park in the past four years, you may want to consider filing a claim to get the damages that you deserve.


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