Across the state and right here in Las Vegas, carnivals are summer activities where kids and adults alike can engage in fun and games. Many carnivals and fairs contract with ride providers to offer attendees thrilling experiences on fast roller coasters, scramblers and other mobile attractions. Unlike amusement park attractions that stay in one place, carnival rides are moved from fair to fair, portable enough to be packed up and taken with movers on the road.
It is an unfortunate truth that every year people are hurt and killed on amusement park rides and their carnival counterparts. Recently, two people were hurt and nearly two dozen more affected when a roller coaster in California got stuck due to a fallen tree branch. Though most people get through their amusement park and carnival experiences unscathed, an unlucky few suffer injuries as a result of construction and maintenance errors and become eligible to make claims of premises liability.