Amusement Industry Liability Defense
In many amusement and leisure industry businesses, there is an increased exposure to claims because the nature of the involved recreational activity presents increased risk for personal injury. Insurance companies who underwrite these businesses thus face exposure to increased claim activity and the associated costs of defending claims which require a unique knowledge base.
At Anselmi Mierzejewski Ruth & Sowle P.C., we have a deep understanding of this unique aspect of insurance defense that is rooted in our own personal backgrounds. Some of our attorneys grew up around the amusement industry, including roller rinks, and this experience allows us to have insight into the situations that Michigan leisure companies and their insurance companies face. We use this insight and our assertive discovery strategies to work tirelessly toward an early disposition or favorable resolution of our clients’ cases.
Our lawyers pursue all available options for our clients and do not hesitate to take cases to trial if necessary. Whether raising fundamental defenses, such as contributory negligence or assumption of risk or pursuing more intricate defense strategies, the overriding principle guiding our representation is an aggressive approach with cost containment in mind.
Some of the clients who have benefited from our innovative approach include:
- Amusement parks/Carnivals
- Family entertainment centers
- Roller/Ice skating centers
- Ski resorts
- Water parks
- Karting centers
Our dedication to this area of law has been a part of our practice since we opened our doors in 1988 — our attorneys have been so involved in shaping insurance defense law that their contributions have directly led to assumption of risk being accepted as a valid defense in circumstances where it was not previously recognized.