Walt Disney World Accidents & You

Walt Disney World is the go-to vacation destination for people all along the eastern United States and beyond. It is not uncommon for a family all the way up in Maine to pack their bags and set out to what is arguably the world’s capital of family friendly fun during the summer or the holidays. While it is certainly a great place to spend a day or two, you must be aware that Walt Disney World, and all amusement parks like it, can present unreasonable dangers and hazards that could seriously hurt you and your family.

Dangers that may be present at amusement parks like Walt Disney World include:

  • Trip hazards: Even though most spills and debris that cause someone to slip and fall are caused by park guests, it is still the park’s ultimate responsibility to clean them up as soon as possible and warn others of potential dangers.
  • Monorails: Getting around the park is made easier via a monorail system, but it is also made more dangerous. In 2015, there were at least 3 reported and confirmed incidents involving Walt Disney World’s Monorail System.
  • Buses: The buses that cruise around the parking lot operate late into the night, when drivers get exhausted and visibility is low. In 2010, Disney parks and resorts reported 3 incidents of bus accidents, 2 of them fatal.
  • Rides and coasters: The most dangerous thing about an amusement park is also what makes it the most unique: rides and rollercoasters. Extreme caution must be used by guests and employees to ensure that no one is hurt.

What Should I Do If I Get Hurt at Walt Disney World?

In the unfortunate event that you or a loved one is injured while enjoying a day at Walt Disney World, you need to notify park staff immediately. If the injury is severe, do not wait for them to call emergency responders and do so yourself, if possible. You need to also collect as much information as possible from around the scene, including pictures and testimonies.

Lastly, you should speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Walt Disney World is controlled by one of the most powerful corporate entities around, and they assuredly have a team of legal professionals ready to challenge your claim. By retaining the services of our Disney World accident lawyers in Celebration, Florida, just a stone’s throw away from Orlando, you can rebalance the scales and improve your chances of obtaining a fair yet maximized recovery amount in compensation.

Call us at 407.378.4205 to request a free consultation today.

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