Hidden Dangers of Hayrides

Hidden Dangers of Hayrides

Hayrides are popular family attractions around this time of year. Before you sign your family up for this fun fall activity, consider what could happen if things go wrong. Hayride attractions are not regulated by the federal government and are largely unregulated in most states. In our line of work, we have seen hayride accidents cause catastrophic injuries and even death.

You may be familiar with the recently reported accident that killed 17-year-old Cassidy Charette and injured 22 others in Mechanic Falls, Maine this past Sunday. Or, you may have heard of the hayride accident that happened closer to home in Farmington, Mo., that seriously injured Crystal Coffman, 35, of Park Hills on Saturday, October 4th. We fear that these will not be the only serious accidents involving hayrides this year.

Hayrides often turn dangerous when the operations are understaffed; when the trailers are overloaded or improperly loaded; when the hauling vehicles and trailers are not properly maintained; or when the operators drive recklessly. Oftentimes, the venues require customers to sign waivers trying to take away their legal right to sue if something goes wrong and causes injury. It is our opinion that waivers are not an ironclad defense to liability, especially when the operators of the attractions act negligently.

If you are injured in a hayride accident, we urge you to contact a St. Louis personal injury attorney to review your legal options. Even if you have signed a waiver, you may still be entitled to bring a lawsuit to recover for your injuries. The personal injury law firm of Cantor and Associate‚Äč represents hayride accident injury victims throughout Missouri and Illinois. Call us today for a free consultation at (314) 542-9999 or toll-free at (866) 485-3425.

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