New Jersey Amusement Park Accident Attorney
Injured While Visiting an Amusement Park or Carnival?
If you were injured by an amusement or ride, if you don’t take specific actions to protect your rights by giving proper notice, you can lose any right to recover. We are very experienced with these types of cases and have been able to recover millions of dollars for those injured.
If you or someone you love were injured at an amusement park, carnival or similar ride or amusement in New Jersey, taking immediate action to consult an attorney is of the utmost importance. Amusement park and carnival injury cases are subject to special requirements for notifying operators and owners and they must be meticulously investigated in a timely manner.
At Levinson Axelrod, P.A., we help individuals and families across New Jersey initiate immediate legal action to preserve their rights for filing personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against amusement park and carnival operators that failed to uphold their duties for keeping guests safe. Our award-winning attorneys have extensive experience litigating complex cases involving premises liability, products liability, and serious injuries, and have recovered over $1 billion in compensation for our clients.
Causes of Amusement Park Injuries
Amusement park and carnival operators have legal obligations to exercise reasonable care to ensure that rides and facilities are in a reasonably safe condition. They are also obligated to make reasonable efforts to address and fix hazards they knew or should have known about.
Unfortunately, operators and their employees can be negligent in upholding their duties, placing park goers at increased risk of suffering preventable harm.
Common causes of amusement park injuries that may give rise to personal injury or wrongful death claims include:
- Negligent or insufficient security, resulting in assaults / shootings by third parties
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents caused by unreasonable hazards
- Rides that suffer from mechanical failure (ex: detached lap bar)
- Rides that are improperly operated (ex: abruptly stopped)
- Rides that are inherently dangerous due to defect, design, etc.
- Failures to adequately warn guests about potential hazards
90-Day Notice Requirement for Amusement Park Accident Claims
In New Jersey, personal injuries that arise from the operation of rides at carnivals or amusement parks are subject to the Carnival-Amusement Rides Safety Act (CARSA) (NJSA 5:3-31 to-59). Under CARSA, injured victims are required to file written accident reports with park operators as a precondition for any personal injury litigation. This report must be filed within 90 days of the accident.
Given the 90-day notice requirement, it is crucial for amusement park/carnival injury victims to take immediate steps to initiate the legal process.
At Levinson Axelrod, we understand the time sensitivity in these cases and make ourselves available to provide immediate counsel for clients who need to file written notices with park operators. We also prioritize efforts to timely investigate accidents, communicate with defendants and witnesses, and preserve evidence in matters involving ride or product defects.
As part of our efforts to promote immediate legal action, our firm handles personal injury cases on contingency. This means there’s no up-front cost to hire our team and that we collect a fee if and only if we successfully resolve your case.
Amusement Parks in New Jersey
With multiple office locations across the state, our firm handles injury cases involving accidents at carnivals, theme parks, and amusement parks across New Jersey. This includes some of our most popular parks:
- Six Flags Great Adventure – Jackson, NJ
- Action Park – Vernon, NJ
- Bowcraft Amusement Park – Scotch Plains, NJ
- Morey’s Piers – Wildwood, NJ
- Casino Pier – Seaside Heights, NJ
- Clementon Amusement Park – Clementon, NJ
- Gillian’s Wonderland Pier – Ocean City, NJ
- Steel Pier – Atlantic City, NJ
- Storybook Land – Egg Harbor Township, NJ
- Jenkinson’s Boardwalk – Pleasant Beach, NJ
How Can Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Help You?
Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is a nationally recognized trial practice that’s been fighting for injured victims and families across New Jersey since 1939. Backed by a team of award-winning lawyers, including several New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Lawyers, we’re equipped with the insight and resources to help victims pursue the justice and compensation they deserve after being harmed by negligence.
To request a FREE consultation, call (732) 440-3089 or contact us online.
Premises Liability Jury Verdict $7,000,000
A woman was putting her 3-year-old son on a carnival amusement ride while holding onto a portable fence when she received an electrical shock. Our client was hospitalized and later developed Traumatic Dystonia, a condition that caused tremors in the hand and makes the fingers curl.
Personal Injury Verdict $3,200,000
Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Kim Gozsa recently obtained a $3.2 million dollar verdict on behalf of a client who was injured in a slip and fall accident at an outlet shopping plaza in Jackson, New Jersey. The substantial jury award stems from a case in which Kim’s client slipped and fell on ice on a sidewalk at the Jackson Premium Outlets, an outlet shopping center in Jackson Township, New Jersey.
Premises Liability Jury Verdict $3,000,000
An Edison delivery man slipped on a wet floor while delivering a package. He broke his knee in the fall and suffered an injury to his spine, which in turn aggravated pre-existing conditions of incontinence and impotence which had been caused by previous injuries.
Premises Liability Jury Verdict $3,000,000
Our client, a North Plainfield man, was injured when he slipped and fell on snowy steps while exiting his building. He suffered a lumbar disc injury, requiring surgery. The jury found his landlord 100% liable for the accident for failing to clear the steps to the building.
Inadequate Security Jury Verdict $2,700,000
A mother of nine was shot and killed while working at a convenience store. Evidence at trial proved a lack of adequate security, including a panic button and outgoing phone line, had placed this worker at risk. Expert testimony also established that there was an increased risk of criminal activity in convenience stores which had inadequate surveillance equipment. The matter was upheld on Appeal, and settled prior to being reviewed by the New Jersey Supreme Court.
Premises Liability Settlement $2,500,000
Our client was injured while delivering a 3,000 pound piece of equipment to defendant's premises. The defendant's employees were assisting our client in unloading the product when one of them prematurely activated the lift gate, causing the piece of equipment to fall and strike his legs. He suffered serious injuries to both legs, requiring multiple surgeries.
Personal Injury Settlement $2,500,000
Our client suffered a traumatic head injury after falling due to an unsecure railing.
Personal Injury Jury Verdict $2,250,000
The plaintiff injured her ankle when she stepped into a cement cut out in a commercial sidewalk where a tree had been planted. The plaintiff had been walking on the sidewalk on her way to a down town holiday festival. Her attention had been distracted by a negligently placed chestnut grilling stand, thereby diverting her attention away from the cut out. The plaintiff brought claims against both the property owner and the operator of the chestnut stand.
Premises Liability Settlement $1,900,000
Attorneys Mark Kuminski and James Dunn prevailed in a case against a local supermarket where a North Brunswick man suffered a heart attack. Utilizing expert witnesses from throughout the country, they were able to secure a gross award of $2,209, 376.05, which was subsequently molded to reflect a net recovery of $1,900,000.
Elevator Defect Verdict $1,900,000
Partner Ronald Grayzel of the Edison office secured a verdict for a woman injured by a defective elevator. The case was tried in the United States District Court before a federal Magistrate. The three-week long trial resulted in a $1.9M verdict for the plaintiff.
Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is committed to helping good people through difficult times. We build real relationships and make communication a priority to provide the best possible service and results.
Celine took what I thought would be a stressful situation and turned it into a wonderfully positive experience for me and for my family. Her passion for her job, and her compassion towards her clients, is without limit. She is a fighter.” - P.G.
I recently had the pleasure of working with the remarkable attorneys, Celine and Richard, at Levinson Axelrod, and I cannot recommend them highly enough! Thank you for your exceptional work and for going above and beyond to secure justice for your clien”- P.T.
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