Amusement Park Accidents | Theme Park Injury


     Amusement parks are a place for people to have fun and experience a wide variety of forms of entertainment in one place. Unfortunately, accidents do happen, leaving the victims injured and often uninformed of their rights.

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     Michael A. Mark is an experienced New Jersey Trial Lawyer. He is one of about 2% of all New Jersey lawyers that have been Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. Mr. Mark had to demonstrate substantial trial experience and educational involvement, take a rigorous examination in Trenton, New Jersey and obtain recommendations from other attorneys and Superior Court Judges. After review, the New Jersey Supreme Court in 1998 granted Mr. Mark the status as a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. He has provided expert legal service to innocent accident victims on a statewide basis for over 24 years. Presently, Mr. Mark continues to represent persons that have been the victim of accidents through no fault of their own      Mr. Mark is available to meet with you, free of charge, to discuss your case as a way of giving back to the community. He is available to talk by phone or in person. Or, if you need assistance locating a lawyer in a specialized area of law (such as copyright, maritime, trademark infringement, etc.), Mr. Mark will help you, free of charge.
     Theme park lawsuits can seem overwhelming since it involves numerous areas of laws such as premise liability, product liability and personal injury.  It is our hope that we may use our experience and expertise in this area of law to help protect the rights of people injured at theme parks.  

     Amusement parks and theme parks are constantly trying to out-do each other, creating larger, scarier and more dangerous rides in a competitive attempt to provide the ultimate thrill. These rides are often the central factor that leads to a serious injury. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that emergency room injuries from amusement park rides continues to rise. Amusement parks such as Six Flags Great Adventure, Million Dollar Pier, Steel Pier, Raging Waters, Ocean City Boardwalk and other ride attractions, have regulations and laws governing the safe operation of amusement games and rides, and your ticket should not buy you a trip to the hospital.

     An amusement park injury can be sustained as the result of a range of contributing factors, such as:
  • Mechanical failure
  • Operator behavior
  • Improper maintenance (of a ride, other attraction or location in the park)
  • Design defects
  • Improper signage


     Injuries caused by these factors can include brain and head injuries, neck, back and spinal cord injuries and broken bones. We will also handle cases involving survival actions and wrongful death when an individual has died due to the negligence of an amusement park. How often amusement park accidents occur is difficult to say since there is no comprehensive source for amusement ride accident data. No federal law or national agency requires all ride operators in every state to file such accident reports. As a result, it is impossible to obtain accurate and complete accident data. In New Jersey, regulated parks are required to report accidents to the state, but the reporting requirements are not easily accessible to the public. Mr. Mark will navigate the state agency reporting system to obtain necessary information for you.

     Our firm is committed to protecting the rights of our seriously injured New Jersey amusement park accident victims and to recovering the maximum monetary amounts possible.


We practice civil and criminal law in all New Jersey Municipal courts and in the Law Division and Appellate Division of the New Jersey
Superior Court. We have Appeared in many Courts in Counties such as Bergen, Passaic, Morris, Hudson, Union, Somerset, Atlantic,
Burlington and Sussex. Call us today at 973-423-9000 for a free consultation.

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