Seattle Amusement Park Accident Attorneys

Injuries at an Amusement Park, Water Park, Theme Park, Fair, or Carnival

Amusement parks and water parks can be a great place for friends and families to spend a warm summer's day, and Washington State has several to choose from. But while we enjoy the thrill and adrenaline rush of riding a roller coaster or careening down a water slide, we don't believe we're in any real danger. Unfortunately, you may be in more danger than you think, because amusement and water parks have been the site of some serious injuries and even deaths. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, an average of 4.5 Americans per year were killed on park rides.

If you've been injured or lost a loved one due to an amusement or water park accident, you and your family may be entitled to significant compensation for damages and losses. To find out if you have a viable civil claim, you'll want to consult an experienced Seattle premises liability attorney. The legal team at the Renton, Washington law offices of Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. has spent the last four decades defending the rights of Seattle area injury victims and their families. Let them put their experience to work on your claim so that you and your family can get the settlement you deserve. Call us at (888) 228-3860 for a free case evaluation.

Claims Against an Amusement or Water Park in Washington

In general, most claims against amusement or water parks fall under three categories, Negligence, Product Liability, or Premises Liability.


If the injury or death was caused by inattentiveness or carelessness of a park employee, or the park as a whole, that is considered negligence. Since the park is responsible for the actions of its employees, a plaintiff can sue the park for an employee's actions or failure to act. Examples would include the following:

  • Failure to properly train employees
  • Failure to regularly inspect, maintain, and repair rides
  • Improperly operating a ride
  • Failure to post signs that adequately warn riders of the risks involved in a ride, such as "People with high blood pressure or heart problems should avoid this ride"
  • Giving riders incorrect instructions

Product Liability

Many amusement and water park accidents are caused by defective rides or parts of rides, poorly designed rides, and failure to properly maintain the rides. In such cases, the park, the designer of the ride, and the manufacturer of the defective ride or part can be held liable for a plaintiff's injury or death.

Premises Liability

The owner of a premises has a duty to keep it reasonably safe for anyone lawfully entering that premises. Slippery walkways, lack of handrails, failure to clean up debris, and lack of security are all examples of premises liability.

Need a Trusted Seattle Amusement Park Accident Lawyer?

If you've lost a loved one or been injured while attempting to enjoy yourself at an amusement park, water park, theme park, fair, or carnival, it's important that you contact a qualified attorney. Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. can examine your case and instruct you as to your best course of action in getting the settlement you deserve. Call (888) 228-3860 for a free consultation.

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Our Case Results

Degloving Injury$2,400,000
Degloving Injury
from defective power winch.
Wrongful Death$1,925,000
Wrongful Death
from head-on van accident.
Rollover Accident$1,925,000
Rollover Accident
resulting in wrongful death.
Wrongful Death$1,625,000
Wrongful Death
from highway design defect.
Car Accident$595,000
Car Accident
injuries to 47-year-old woman.
Wrongful Death$460,695
Wrongful Death
oncoming traffic accident.
Rear-End Collision$450,000
Rear-End Collision
resulting in lower back injury.
Car Accident$390,000
Car Accident
resulting in fractured leg.
Car Sideswipe$390,000
Car Sideswipe
resulting in injured back.
Head-On Collision$372,000
Head-On Collision
resulting in fractured pelvis.
Car Accident$360,000
Car Accident
resulting in lower back injury.
Car Accident$275,000
Car Accident
resulting in jaw fracture.
Overturned Truck$230,000
Overturned Truck
resulting in broken ribs.
Head-On Collision$230,000
Head-On Collision
resulting in shoulder injury.
Motorcycle Accident$225,000
Motorcycle Accident
resulting in leg fracture.

Written by Joseph Pendergast, this book is designed to help people who have suffered a personal injury understand their rights and the steps to take to be sure they get the compensation they deserve.

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