Thank goodness the weather is starting to improve! There is a good chance that soon you will visit one of New Jersey's many amusement parks.
YOU MUST REPORT AN AMUSEMENT PARK INJURY
Although amusement parks can be fun places to visit, it is a fact of life that amusement park accidents do happen and they can be serious events, resulting in permanent injury and even death to victims. Other serious amusement park injuries include whiplash, neck and back injuries, heart attacks, broken bones and internal injuries. If you get hurt at an amusement park, you MUST report the injury to a park official. If you do not do so within 90 days, you will not be able to bring a suit for your damages. See N.J.S.A. 5:3-57.
IF YOU DON'T FILE AN ACCIDENT REPORT YOU WILL PROBABLY LOSE YOUR RIGHT TO SUE
Amusement parks are required by law to post signs advising about this reporting requirement. These signs are supposed to be located in areas where rides are operating, including all entrances, exits, locations for receiving accident reporting forms and the first aid stations. See New Jersey Administrative Code 5:14A-4.12(a) So, if you or a loved one gets hurt at an amusement park, find a park employee and ask the employee where to go to report the injury. Don't just tell the ride operator or other employee and leave. FILL OUT AN ACCIDENT REPORT!
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