The amusement, sports, and recreation industry has been a core focus of our firm for many years, with our attorneys working closely with business and industry leaders in multiple jurisdictions. We represent theme parks, carnivals, ice skating rinks, roller skating rinks, fitness centers, gymnastics centers, bowling centers, sports organizations, fairs, festivals, and their insurers. Our experience in amusement, sports, and recreation cases includes claims of premises defects, inadequate security and crowd management, inadequate supervision, products liability, inadequate maintenance, spectator liability, and negligent operations.
We recognize that industry standards play a critical role in the success of this industry as well. As such, Galloway is active in the American Society for Testing and Materials, serving on two ASTM committees: F24 (Amusement Rides & Devices) and F08 (Sports Equipment and Facilities). Several of our Directors also are actively involved in the International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association (www.ialda.org), an association of operators, defense counsel, insurance professionals, experts, and others actively engaged in representing these industries. Lambert J. Hassinger, Jr. is an IALDA board member and served as president of IALDA for the 2010-2012 term. And we work with and support industry leaders, such as the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), World Waterpark Association (WWA), Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers (AIMS), International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), Roller Skating Association International (RSA) and the Bowling Proprietors Association of America (BPAA).
We also proactively seek ways to add value to our client relationships for the industries and clients we represent. This includes presenting educational seminars as part of employee training programs, at industry conferences, and for insurance carriers and their insureds, and by publishing articles and risk management guidelines. Important topics for our clients have included litigation trends, insurance coverage, indemnity, implementing and maintaining a culture of safety, incident investigation, substantive areas of law, risk management, mock trials, trial practice, depositions, government regulations, and industry standards.