Living in the DFW area, most of us are less than an hour away from some of the best amusement parks that Texas, and even the United States, has to offer. We all love to take a day off and have fun with friends and family at these parks. Watching a child ride their first roller coaster or visit an amusement park for the first time is an unforgettable and joyous experience. But in return for paying significant money to visit these parks, we are entitled to have these parks and their staff provide safety for all those that visit the park. Unfortunately, as anyone who watches the news knows, this promise of safety by the amusement parks is not always kept and when things go wrong, people can and do die. In 2014, Over 1,146 injuries were reported, which among those include 111 resulting in serious injuries or death and mostly involving children. Recent injuries have included traumatic brain injury to a six-year-old after falling from a Ferris wheel, a ten-year-old died from a waterslide injury, and an eleven year old was scalped when her hair got caught in a carnival ride. These are horrible incidents that should never happen. Although these cases are rare, they still occur with frightening regularity and we here at Samples Ames are dedicated to fighting for those injured at amusement parks and for their families.