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Amusement Parks-Cases Summarized By Injury Attorney

This page within Virginia Tort Case Law is a compilation of cases reported by the Virginia Supreme Court and summarized by Brien Roche dealing with the topic of Amusement Parks and the related topic of premises lability.  For more information on amusement park issues see the page on Wikipedia

Amusement Parks-Cases

1994 Bregel v. Busch Entertainment Corp., 248 Va. 175, 444 S.E.2d 718.

Plaintiff injured on skyride at Busch Gardens Amusement Parks. Principal purpose of ride is to provide entertainment. Busch is not common carrier because it does not as a regular business undertake for hire to transport persons from one place to another.

1977 Amusement Slides Corp. v. Lehman, 217 Va. 815, 232 S.E.2d 803.

Plaintiff injured on water slide. Justified in believing safe, if instructions followed. Accident resulted from inattentiveness of defendant’s employees. Plaintiff did not assume risk of amusement parks .

1952 New Bay Shore Corp. v. Lewis, 193 Va. 400, 69 S.E.2d 320.

It is matter of common knowledge that merry-go-round is maintained primarily for amusement of children. Plaintiff injured when pushed from defendant’s merry-go-round by small boy running on moving platform. Defendant failed to enforce its own safety regulations, jury has right to find defendant negligent.

1950 Drudge v. Cooper, 190 Va. 843, 58 S.E.2d 878.

Defective restraining bar on roller coaster. Verdict for plaintiff.

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