Public Demands Amusement Park Safety Regulations
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
amusement park accidents have sparked public demand for an increase in safety regulations. Just
in the last several days, a boy was killed on a water slide; two girls
were thrown from a Ferris Wheel, and a toddler fell out of a roller coaster.
These horrific accidents have shed light on a very loosely regulated industry.
In some parts of the United States, amusement rides have to be check by
state inspectors before customers climb on. However, in other places across
the country, no inspections are required.
What has been discovered in these amusement park accidents is safety regulations
varies greatly by state. Many experts call this an alarming truth for
amusement parks and rides in our nation. The amusement industry has fought
against federal oversight for decades. The Consumer Product Safety Commission
does not oversee rides at permanent parks, but only traveling carnival
rides. Federal investigators only respond to traveling carnival establishments
if there is a reported accident. Currently, there are no laws requiring
inspections for rides in Alabama, Mississippi, Nevada, South Dakota, Utah,
Every year, thousands of people are injured while visiting amusement parks,
water parks, carnivals, and state fairs. The St. Louis law firm of Meyerkord
and Meyerkord, LLC, is currently accepting new amusement park injury cases.
Our attorneys exclusively practice personal injury law and are highly
qualified to representation victims in amusement park injury-related claims.
If you or your child has been hurt in an amusement park accident,
Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, immediately for legal help.