Roller Coaster Derailed – Miami Personal Injury Attorney News: Last week in Daytona Beach, a roller coaster car derailed, causing injuries to nine people and sending them to the hospital. When the car derailed, two passengers were thrown 34 feet to the ground and another had to hold on until emergency services was able to rescue them. A total of 10 people were in the roller coaster car, most of whom were there on a business trip together from a Kentucky company. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will be investigating the accident. Their office is under particular pressure because they cleared the ride as safe mere hours before the accident, though eyewitnesses claim they saw welders working on the ride as it began allowing passengers. Earlier this year, the same department shut down the 40-year-old ride for unsafe conditions, including rusting and fracturing on the tracks. The department promises to discover the cause of the accident and hold the responsible parties accountable.
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In a case like this, it is important to establish your theory of liability and ensure all potential defendants are held responsible. The company that owns and operates the ride has the responsibility to maintain the ride in a reasonably safe, secure, and a legally acceptable condition. The roller coaster is regulated by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, who is the entity that shut down the ride and then allowed it to reopen. If they failed to perform any of their obligations during the inspection, they may also incur liability for the accident. Eyewitness testimony, inspection documents, expert opinions, and maintenance records will play a large role in establishing who has the fault for this unfortunate accident, and whether they had or should have had any knowledge of the danger.
When people sustain serious injuries in this type of unexpected accident, it is crucial that an experience personal injury lawyer is quickly retained to start an investigation, preserve evidence, and retain expert engineering and/or roller coaster witnesses, if necessary. Insurance companies and their customers are notorious for defending these types of claims by asserting that there were no prior incidents, they had no knowledge of any dangerous condition, and/or that they complied with all necessary safety standards and regulations. However, at Aigen Law Firm, an experience and aggressive personal injury lawyer will flesh out the facts, retain the best experts, uncover all relevant evidence, and hold the proper parties accountable for their negligence.
If you or someone you know is in need of an experienced Miami Personal Injury attorney for an accident or injury on a roller coaster, Aigen Law Firm, is here to assist you. Your lawyer at Aigen Law Firm will be available to guide you, protect your rights, answer all your questions, and fight to ensure that you maximize your recovery against all responsible parties.
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