Each year, thousands of people are injured at amusement parks, whether from water slides, roller coasters, slip-and-fall incidents, bumper cars, or some other reason. If you are harmed at a park or one of your family members is injured, it is important that you understand your rights and know what to do next. In certain circumstances where an injury is caused by the negligence or error of the park owner or management, the injured party may be eligible to bring a negligence claim against the park.
Soft tissue injuries (STI) such as whiplash, sprains, strains, and contusions are some of the most common injuries sustained in traffic collisions. Upon impact, the resulting force can cause damage to the body's muscles and tendons in the neck, knees, elbows, wrists, and hands, resulting in extreme discomfort, swelling, weakness, and sometimes loss of function in the affected area. While these types of injuries can be excruciatingly painful and life-disrupting, in many cases, insurance companies may attempt to trivialize soft tissue injuries or imply that a claimant is exaggerating in order to limit their financial responsibility. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to properly document your STI and maximize your chances of recovering the compensation you deserve.