Scooter Injuries at Theme Parks on The Rise
If you have visited an Orlando theme park in the past couple of years, you may have noticed that there has been a huge increase in ‘electric convenience vehicles’ or ECV’s (aka scooters) being used by those who don’t actually need them. Orlando theme park workers and employees have certainly noticed the influx of individuals who are otherwise able-bodied using scooters in parks like Disney World and Universal Studios – not because they need them, but because they don’t want to tire out during the day from walking around the parks. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving an ECV, contact me, David R. Heil of Heil-Law. I specialize as an Orlando theme park accident attorney and will represent you in your case involving a scooter theme park injury.
With the rise in the use of convenience scooters in theme parks in Orlando, it shouldn’t be any surprise that injuries and accidents associated with scooter users have also risen. These scooters sometimes weigh over 150 lbs (without the individual on it) and can go as fast as 5 MPH. Careless drivers of these ECV’s can’t only ram other park guests and cast members, but there are documented incidents where the operators have run into concession stands, sometimes knocking over stoves and causing chaos in high traffic areas. As park guests continually ‘try to get by’ the drivers of these ECV’s, children have been put at risk of getting rammed, run over and seriously injured.
Orlando Theme Park Scooter Accident Attorney
As an Orlando theme park scooter accident lawyer, I have witnessed a huge increase in the number of injuries associated with scooters and ECV’s in Orlando area theme parks. These scooters take up a considerable more amount of space on walkways that are designed only for pedestrian traffic, and as congestion increases the likelihood of being hit or run over by a scooter has also increased.
With over 33 years of experience as an Orlando personal injury attorney, I know that it can be very difficult to navigate the process of successfully obtaining an insurance claim in your favor. Not only will you have to engage the individual responsible for causing the accident or injury, but the theme park insurance company can also get involved, along with any personal insurance that the perpetrator of the accident might also have.
Some of the Orlando theme park scooter accidents that we have witnessed and help people collect on include:
- Ramming other individuals and causing lacerations, deep cuts, bruising, and injury due to falling on the pavement
- Destruction of theme park property that subsequently injures park goers.
- Running over small children standing in pathways
- Cutting off other park goes who then walk into the ECV
- Crowding walkways which lead to others trying to overtake the scooter and subsequently getting hit or tripped causing injury
Orlando Theme Park Scooter Injury Guidelines
Surprisingly, there are very lax rules when it comes to who can and cannot obtain a scooter, or ECV. There have been countless rental companies that have popped up over the Orlando theme park area who rent these scooters to individuals, whether they are handicapped or not. Believe it or not, the theme parks do not have a process in place to determine if a person is using a scooter due to a legitimate handicap, or because they just don’t feel like walking.
It should also be no surprise that people obtain these ECV’s because of the benefits that they are afforded! Due to the lack of distinction between an individual actually being handicap or just preferring to not walk all day, each person on an ECV is assumed to have a handicap. This means access to shorter lines and special seating at various shows throughout the park.
Call An Orlando Theme Park Scooter Injury Attorney Today!
As a scooter accident attorney at Orlando area theme parks, I know how difficult and stressful the situation of dealing with a scooter injury can be. I am here to take the burden of the situation off of your shoulders and deal with all involved parties directly. With over 33 years of experience as an Orlando personal injury attorney, I know how to be firm with the insurance companies and I will not get paid for my work until you win a settlement. Call me – David R. Heil of Heil-Law – today if you have been involved in an Orlando theme park injury stemming from the use of scooters or ECV’s. I will fight to ensure you are appropriately compensated for your injury, pain, and anguish and the time it takes to deal with this situation!