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Amusement Park Ride Accidents: Teen Employee Issues| PA & NJ personal injury lawyers


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7/26/2012
Louisa T. Chen
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My family was at an amusement park on a boardwalk in New Jersey over the weekend, and the lawyer in me could not help but notice the amusement park's possible legal exposure.

One issue I noticed was with the teen employees.  Many times, the ride operators at amusement parks and boardwalk are teenagers or college students working for the summer.

It is wonderful that teenagers are working in the summer, but sometimes, the teen employees can contribute to amusement park ride accidents.

For example, how many times have you seen a teen ride operator talking to one of his friends, either another teen employee or someone they know who was waiting in the line?  Are the teen employees really paying attention to the height requirements when they are talking?  Do you see kids who do not meet the height requirements get on the ride?

What does that mean for you and your children as riders? If you are with your family, make sure you read all of the warnings and requirements for the ride.  Do not rely on the ride operator to enforce requirements like the height requirement.  If your son or daughter is too short to go on a ride, do not let him or her get on even if the ride operator lets them.

If you, your son or daughter was injured on a ride in a NJ amusement park, it is essential that you speak to a NJ amusement park ride accident lawyer about the accident.  There are certain reporting requirements that the amusement park must comply with depending on the type of accident, and the report can be helpful to your case.  Only an experienced lawyer can determine the type of accident and help you obtain the report.

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