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1515 W Koenig Lane
Austin, TX 78756-1415
No One Expects a Day at the Amusement Park to Turn Deadly
Amusement parks are a wonderful American pastime, and many great memories are made by families at these parks. Unfortunately, amusement parks can also be extremely dangerous and have caused many injuries and deaths. We do not hear about accidents happening all the time, but when they do happen, the public generally knows—because when a ride severely malfunctions, the results are often fatal.
How common are amusement park injuries and deaths? Here are a few statistics from the Federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) (the most current numbers are from 2006):
What causes these injuries and deaths? Like most accidents, there can be many different contributing factors. The CPSC identifies the main reasons as:
If someone you love was killed in an amusement park accident, contact Austin wrongful death attorney Earl Straight for a free consultation at 512-454-1331.