Amusement parks and theme parks are all about fun and games – especially for our children. Sadly, some injuries due to negligence occur at these parks, as well.

If you or your child are injured due to negligence on behalf of the amusement park or its employees, you may have a right to sue for fair compensation to recover damages due to the accident.

The Texas Department of Insurance has some statistics on injuries at amusement parks and water parks in Texas going back to 2018.

Just looking at the Texas Amusement Parks, that report shows the following reported injuries in the past few years:

Six Flags Over Texas

Arlington
15 injuries reported

Momentum Silver Street

Houston
10 injuries reported

Sea World Texas

San Antonio
6 injuries reported

Wonderland Amusement Park

Amarillo
5 injuries reported

Gravity Park

South Padre Island
2 injuries reported

Alley Cats Entertainment Hurst

Arlington
1 injury reported

Ellen’s Amusement Center

Cedar Hill
1 injury reported

Great Wolf Lodge

Grapevine
1 injury reported

Moody Gardens

Galveston
1 injury reported

New York Texas Zipline

Poynor
1 injury reported

Injuries were reported for children as young as 2 years old up to “children” in their fifties.

Those accidents resulted in broken arms, lacerations, broken toes, injured collar bones, ankle injuries, cuts requiring stitches, neck pain, shoulder/back/knee problems, head injuries, contusions and finger injuries.

They came about from things such as clothing which was caught in machinery, falls, trouble exiting rides, collisions with other riders, sudden unexpected movement, being struck by an object and hitting parts of the ride while in motion.

Texas amusement parks can lead to a wide variety of injuries for a wide variety of reasons.

Theme parks and amusement parks should be places of fun, where families can build great memories together. But if that fun is marred by an injury to you or your child, and it is due to negligence on behalf of the theme park, you should be fairly compensated for the damages which resulted.

These types of lawsuits are called “premises liability” suits. At Carrigan & Anderson, we can help if you or your child are injured due to negligence at a Texas amusement park. Call or text with attorney Stephen Carrigan at 361-648-6888 or use the contact form here on our website to reach us. 

We’ll work diligently on your behalf to assist you in receiving the settlement you deserve.