Accident Attorneys Fighting for the Rights of Carnival Ride Victims
You don’t have to travel far to find a carnival, circus or county fair in the state of Florida – our state currently has 51 annual fairs. The accident attorneys of Madalon Law fight for the rights of carnival ride accident and injury victims throughout the State of Florida.
Florida Fairs and Carnivals
Some of the famous fairs in central and northern Florida include the Florida State Fair in Tampa (operating since 1904), the Southeastern Youth Fair in Ocala (famous for its Florid High School Rodeo) and the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City (includes Mighty Blue Grass Carnival with 60 thrill rides).
South Florida is also no stranger to large popular fairs like the Broward County Fair in Pembroke Pines and the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach. But the biggest fair is the Miami-Dade County Fair. Attracting over half a million visitors each year, the Miami-Dade fair (also called “The Fair Miami”) is one of the largest and most successful fairs in the United States. These traveling events have been providing an environment that is fun for the entire family.
The Dangers of Fair and Carnival Rides
The 51 carnivals and fairs in Florida are handled by a very small group of amusement companies that are on an incredibly tight schedule. They will arrive in your county and have a very small amount of time to build all of the rides and have everything ready for families to enjoy. Once that fair or carnival is over, they must take everything apart, pack and leave to go to the next county on the schedule and do the entire thing over again. There is a lot of room for error with all of this taking down and setting up. Parts can break. Pieces can corrode. There is also the human element of doing something over and over again and naturally start going through the motions and lacking the attention to detail needed to build a ride that will operate safely.
Negligence that can occur at a carnival or fair include:
- Dangerous areas with no warning signs
- Assault due to lack of security
- tripping or falling in unsafe walking areas due to negligence of carnival setup
- Improper assembly or operation of a ride
- Exposed electrical wiring
- Careless behavior by a ride operator
- Safety Restraints that malfunction
- Rides that mechanically fail
- Defective or missing safety equipment
- Inadequate or untrained staff
- Inadequate lighting at night or in dark walk areas
Traveling carnivals and fairs are often under so much pressure to get to their locations and setup on time, that they end up neglecting what truly matters most – the safety of you and your family.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a carnival or county fair, please contact the accident attorneys at MADALON LAW so we can explain to you what your options are. We will give you a free consultation and handle all legal fees if we take your case. You will not be billed unless we win.