If there’s one thing many Ohioans look forward to in the Summer months, it’s going to Cedar Point. Known as the roller coaster capital of the world, Cedar Point is home to some of the largest and most terrifying amusement park rides ever created.
What makes amusement parks so popular, is the thrill that comes from riding a roller coaster that travels nearly 100 miles per hour, and reaches heights of over 400 feet. However, this is only thrilling because riders do not anticipate safety issues to arise.
Amusement parks are not regulated as closely as they should be, and may be more dangerous than anyone realizes.
The federal government doesn’t place any regulations on amusement parks or their rides. According to Senator Edward J. Markey from Massachusetts, “A baby stroller is subject to tougher federal regulation than a roller coaster carrying a child in excess of 100 miles per hour.”
In order to generate greater profit, amusement parks such as Cedar Point and Six Flags are compelled to rise the stakes (and thus the risks), to make rides more extreme than ever. The assumption is that all these rides are safe, but the reality is, without proper regulation, there is really no way to be sure.
If you or someone you love was injured at an amusement park, you have to call me right away at (800) 556-4769.
You and your family go to amusement parks for a safe and exciting thrill. As such, the moment the park opens it’s doors, the owners have a duty to keep you safe. As your Ohio Personal Injury Lawyer, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Author: Tim Misny | For 33 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 1 (800) 556-4769.