Criminal Liability for Amusement Accidents and the Impact of Social Media

Session Description

In recent years, there have been a significant increase in the number of criminal indictments against amusement park executives, directors, managers, and ride inspectors. Criminal prosecutions used to be very rare; but recently, criminal cases are becoming much more common due to the impact of social media. This session will explore how social media has impacted the frequency of criminal cases being filed; and also, strategies on how to minimize the chances of a criminal case being filed for an injury or death at your park.


  • Michael Amaro, Attorney, Amaro Baldwin LLP

  • Patrick Hoffman, President, The Hoffman Consulting Group

  • Joseph Laskowski, Area Executive Vice President, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.


 CEUs: N/A

 Session Time: 60 minutes

 Language: American English

 Key Features: Recording of live presentation from IAAPA Expo 2023


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