Summer Series: Roller Coaster Safety

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Coney Island is a name synonymous with fun. Boardwalks, sand, sun, hot-dogs, and the infamous roller coaster ride called the Cyclone. But Coney Island drew attention for another reason in 2007 when the New York Post reported that an accident on its famous rickety Cyclone roller coaster resulted in death. A tourist broke his neck while riding the 80-year-old coaster and died from complications stemming from his injury. An accident or injury is not what you expect when you spend a day at an amusement park. In fact, neither did Keith Shirasawa, the victim of the roller coaster ride. When you find yourself involved in a roller coaster accident, come to the New York roller coaster accident injury lawyers with over two decades of experience. Michael Gunzburg, P.C. has an experienced team of lawyers that won’t let you get taken for a ride. We will fight to bring you the largest recovery available.

If you or someone you know has been injured at an amusement park, contact a New York Roller Coaster Accident Lawyer at Michael Gunzburg, P.C. today!

It is not always clear where to lay the blame for an accident. That’s why you need an experienced team of roller coaster accident lawyers behind you, fighting for you and your family. Keith Shirasawa was a California musician that was in New York in the summer of 2007 with his girlfriend, celebrating his birthday. Their day in the park first turned into a nightmare when he snapped his neck on the ride and had to be rushed out by EMS. He had broken three vertebrae in his neck, but was still alive and able to walk. He had emergency surgery to correct the problem and then one day later-was dead. Cyclone operators were not alerted, and a report of an accident was never filed with police or the city Building’s Department. The family was forced to prove that the Cyclone was ultimately responsible for their loved one’s death. Another accident in 1988 occurred when an 8-year-old girl choked to death on chewing gum after it became lodged in her throat. The incident occurred while she was riding the Dragon roller coaster at Playland amusement park in Rye, New York. The issue of who was at fault was a complex one. Then there are more straight-forward cases where the cause is very clear. In May of 1985 a 29-year-old man was also killed while riding Coney Island’s Cyclone roller coaster. He stood up during the ride and struck his head on a crossbeam. During a tragic time, you don’t have the extra energy to research the complex legalities and details required to determine who will be held accountable for your accident. You need expert guidance to review the facts of your case and arrive at the best plan of attack. Our firm can do that for you. We excel under pressure and when confronted by adversity. New York roller coaster accidents and injuries are our business.

Having an accident on a roller coaster when you want nothing more than a day of fun supports the notion that bad things do sometimes happen to good people. Sometimes unskilled workers, combined with loosely enforced regulations, and unpredictable accidents can be a formula for disaster. Let us sift through the facts of your claim and help bring the responsible parties to justice. You can’t control everything in life, but you can approach your next trip to an amusement park with caution and a little education under your belt.

If you or someone you know has been injured at an amusement park, contact a New York Roller Coaster Accident Lawyer at Michael Gunzburg, P.C. today!

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