Here in Chicago, Illinois, families often enjoy visiting amusement parks and malls as a way to relieve stress and have fun. Parents often bring their children along to share the moments with them and to create great memories. However, negligent maintenance and dangerous conditions can cause rides to be unsafe and this negligence can lead to accidents. For premises liability attorneys in Chicago, they understand that owners of theme park rides are liable to pay damages if such accidents arise because of negligence.
A recent report about amusement ride safety found that around 4,000 U.S. children are injured in amusement park rides annually. This number alarmed safety experts, who conducted the study and led them to call for nationally standardized safety protocols. According to the senior author of the study and head of the Center for Injury Research and Policy, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has authority over mobile rides while local or state government has jurisdiction over fixed on-site rides. The author added that better injury reporting and consistent enforcement of standards would help decrease the number of amusement ride-related injuries.