New Jersey Amusement Park Accidents
Injured While Visiting an Amusement or Theme Park?
Days visiting one of New Jersey’s many amusement parks are meant to be fun; however, they don’t always turn out that way. In fact, thousands of people are injured every year by amusement park accidents. Worse, dozens of people have been killed on rides throughout the years—most commonly on roller coasters.
Common causes of injuries to amusement park goers include:
- Rides that suffer from mechanical failure (ex: detached lap bar)
- Rides that are improperly operated (ex: abruptly stopped)
- Passengers who misuse rides or fail to follow the instructions
- Rides that are inherently dangerous due to defect, design, etc.
Amusement Parks in New Jersey
The state of New Jersey does not suffer from a lack of amusement parks. Just some of them include:
- 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?
With 10 offices located throughout New Jersey, our team of lawyers is committed to helping our clients fight for the full and fair compensation that they truly deserve. When we take on a case, we utilize not only our size, but our 80 years of experience to help bring cases to a verdict.
Our team has hundreds of years of combined legal experience—specifically in personal injury law. Because this is all that we are do, we are better equipped to help clients in addressing all of the issues that may arise during the claim. We pride ourselves on pooling all of our resources and legal knowledge to maximize our clients’ recoveries.
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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.
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