Tampa Amusement Park / Zoo Injuries
Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys At Law Fight Back
Florida is home to many large amusement parks, including Disneyworld and
Universal Studios. Millions of Americans attend these and other amusement
parks year round. In fact, seven of the ten most popular amusement parks
in America are located in Florida. Many of these parks have rides that
are meant to be terrifying and exhilarating; sometimes, however, the fast
nature of these rides causes traumatic accidents. Injuries that can occur
in an amusement park include
traumatic brain injuries,
fractures, soft tissue injuries and even
Although the California Supreme Court has ruled that amusement parks in
the state are "common carriers" and must therefore operate with
the "utmost" care, Florida courts have decided differently.
Amusement parks in Florida are not "common carriers" and thus
the parks cannot be held liable for some accidents which occur on their
property so long as reasonable care was taken to prevent the accident.
Parks are, however, still subject to
premises liabilities, which order property owners to keep property reasonably safe and to clearly
mark areas that might be unsafe, such as a wet floor. If you were injured
in an accident that was due to property negligence or hazardous conditions,
you may be able to win compensation from the amusement park at which the
Furthermore, amusement parks can also be held responsible for accidents
that occurred because of employee
negligence or misconduct,
defective products, or defective equipment. If you have been injured in an amusement park,
it is vital you contact
personal injury attorneys in Tampa at Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law.
Zoo Injuries in Tampa, Florida
Guests and visitors of zoos are eager to see animals that are normally
in the wild. However, as these are dangerous animals, the zoo has a duty
to ensure that all animals displayed are properly enclosed in a safe environment
to protect the patrons. At times it can occur that an animal escapes or
an animal involved in a show does not respond as intended and a patron
is injured or attacked in the process.
If you or a loved one has been
attacked by an animal in a zoo or otherwise injured due to the negligence of zoo personnel,
a Tampa personal injury lawyers can assist you presenting a claim for damages.
How We Can Help You Fight for Justice
As leading injury lawyers in the Tampa and surrounding areas, Smith &
Stallworth, Attorneys at Law have years of experience in obtaining successful
settlements for our clients. We have dedicated and resourceful attorneys
who care about the outcome of your claim.
Our goal is to provide you with the just compensation you deserve for the
injuries and trauma you have sustained due to your accident. Call our
office today to find out how we can assist you.
Were you injured at an amusement park or zoo?
Contact a Tampa personal injury lawyer from the firm to determine your legal options.