by Heather M Eichenbaum Esq Those of us who deal with litigation in the amusement industry are familiar with releases executed when a claim is resolved to prevent the patron from later seeking more money from the park. However, there are also releases that can be signed before an accident even happens that will also […]
by Heather M Eichenbaum Esq Post-prohibition, American amusement parks were almost exclusively child and family-oriented facilities that didn’t serve alcohol. Times have changed and today many parks serve alcohol. However, in providing alcohol, parks must be conscious of several issues that otherwise wouldn’t exist.
by Heather M Eichenbaum Esq In recent years, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), a compilation of federal American laws intended to ensure equal treatment for the disabled, has impacted the amusement and hospitality industries. Many other countries have similar laws.
by Heather M Eichenbaum Esq Claims for personal injury are inevitable in the amusement industry and usually culminate in lawsuits. Those lawsuits are public record and, therefore, available for all to discover. Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) is one way of resolving claims more quickly, confidentially – and for considerably lower cost.
Lawsuits are inevitable in the amusement industry, and several plaintiffs’ attorneys have targeted the industry in recent months. Insurance companies retain defence counsel to represent your interests in these lawsuits, but which ones should you urge the insurer to defend and which should you attempt to settle amicably?
by Heather M Eichenbaum Esq Accidents are unavoidable. Whether the fault of your park or its patrons, your initial behaviour can make all the difference to the reaction of the guest involved, their family and government regulators, as well to the public perception of your park.
by Heather M Eichenbaum Esq We create documents every day in the amusement industry: inspection reports, maintenance records, incident reports, employee files and payroll records.
by Heather M Eichenbaum Esq Are you watching what your park guests are wearing? Are today’s styles cool and trendy or an accident waiting to happen?
by Heather M Eichenbaum Esq Whether simply improving park employee performance, addressing issues raised by local or independent inspectors, or defending against a personal injury lawsuit, the value of industry certifications can be tremendous.
Adding value to amusement businesses Amusement venues and their suppliers provide a unique form of entertainment. As with many businesses, when aspects of the offering are lucrative, they may be worthy of protection so they cannot be duplicated and used by those with inferior products or services. Heather M Eichenbaum Esq and Timothy J Szuhaj […]