3601 McDonough Street, Joliet, IL 60431

Call Us815-727-0100

McNamara Phelan McSteen, LLC

Plainfield Woman Falls Out of Carnival Ride

 Posted on August 20, 2019 in Personal Injury

Joliet personal injury attorneysFor some people, enjoying a Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, roller-coaster, or other ride is the highlight of a trip to an amusement park or fair. For others, just the thought of riding one of these rides is enough to put knots in their stomach. While the vast majority of amusement park, carnival, and fair rides are completely safe, accidents do happen. Sometimes a ride glitches because it has not been properly maintained. Other times, a ride operator makes a mistake and causes a malfunction.

 Whatever the reason, ride accidents are usually horrifying for the individuals on the ride as well as spectators watching from the ground. When negligent design, manufacture, construction, or operation is the cause of a ride accident which causes injury or death, a personal injury lawsuit can help recover damages.

Broken Track Being Blamed for Roller-Coaster Breakdown

An Illinois woman is reportedly out of the hospital after falling from a roller-coaster last month. The 45-year-old woman was attending the Plainfield Fest carnival when she decided to ride a roller coaster called the Iron Dragon. Another passenger on the Iron Dragon said, “Things started to feel really unstable. It felt like we sloped inward and crashed down… I saw a woman fly by me.”  Fortunately, the woman only fell about five feet. She was treated at a local hospital and released the same day. The accident is currently being investigated by the Illinois Department of Labor, Amusement Ride and Attraction Safety Division.

Pursuing Compensation After an Amusement Park or Carnival Accident

Although the Plainfield woman only suffered minor injuries due to falling out of the roller-coaster, many ride accidents result in death or serious injuries. If you have suffered an injury at a carnival, theme park, fair, or other event involving rides, you may be able to receive compensation for your expenses related to the accident. By filing an injury lawsuit, you can pursue compensation for ambulance fees, hospital bills, costs related to medical treatment and prescription medication, lost wages due to time off work, pain and suffering, and more.

If your loved one was killed in an accident, you can pursue compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of the victim’s income and benefits, loss of consortium or companionship, mental anguish, and more. In cases of extreme negligence or recklessness, the court may award punitive damages, which are supplementary and designed to punish the defendant.

Contact a Joliet Injury Attorney

If another party's negligence has caused you harm or has resulted in the death of a loved one, contact a Will County personal injury lawyer at McNamara Phelan McSteen, LLC. Call us today at 815-727-0100 for a free initial consultation.





Share this post:
Will County Bar Association Illinois State Bar Association Lions Minooka AV 2019 Rotary DuPage County Bar Association Workers Compensation Lawyers Association
Back to Top