Americans love theme parks, and each summer, Maryland families set out for an adventure at one of the hundreds of parks that dot the nation. Offering rides, over-the-top food and stage-quality shows, Dollywood has been a favorite amusement park for generations. The park is a charming throwback to a bygone era, but it may now be showing signs of negligence in light of recent personal injury reports.
Most recently, local news outlets reported that three patrons had suffered injuries while visiting Dollywood. Often, people are injured on a ride at an amusement park, but this incident was different. According to reports, a large sign fell without warning and landed on three patrons walking below.
The park’s emergency staff responded, but the victims suffered injuries so severe that they had to be transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Park representatives say they are cooperating with a police investigation and were not able to offer any explanation as to the cause of the incident. The attraction where the sign was located has been temporarily shut down, but the rest of the park is operating as usual.
Maryland negligence victims may feel frustrated after an accident like this. When people have paid good money to enjoy a theme park, they probably expect that it is safe to walk through the park without a giant decoration crashing down onto their heads. When parks fail to keep guests safe, a fun day can become a nightmare, leaving victims to contend with physical injuries, emotional trauma, medical bills, loss of wages due to inability to work and even altered travel plans if an accident took place out of town. Victims considering a personal injury suit may want to contact an experienced attorney for some professional help with the legal process.