Amusement park accidents can result in serious injury or death to somebody visiting or working at an amusement park. Millions of people from all over the country come to California specifcally to go to amusement parks. Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Magic Mountain, and others are favorite amusement parks for families and young people in California.
Amusement park accidents can be caused by:
- Caused by negligence on the part of the guest. For example, refusal to follow specific ride safety instructions, or deliberate intent to break park rules.
- A guest’s known or unknown health issues.
- Negligence on the part of the park, either by ride operator or maintenance.
- Act of god or a generic accident, such as slipping and falling, that is not a direct result of an action on anybodys part.
Theme park accidents are on the rise throughout the country as newer and faster rides are opened, existing rides and park properties are not being properly maintained, and more visitors are crowding the parks. Any accident, such as a Disneyland accident or theme park accident causing injury or death that takes place within the property of a theme park should be investigated. An experienced theme park accident attorney at Grey Law may be able to help recover financial damages due to an accident occurring in a theme park.
The Los Angeles injury attorneys at Grey Law work with safety experts and investigators to determine the cause of a theme park accident. We expose poor maintenance, improperly calibrated cables, malfunctioning motors and failed safety belts. Our attorneys also investigate to ensure that the ride operators received proper training and were given drug and alcohol screening tests before being hired.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that emergency room injuries from amusement park rides rose almost 87 percent in the last five years. In 2009, approximately 280 million guests visited U.S. amusement facilities and safely enjoyed 1.7 billion rides. The most recent survey reports that an estimated 1,086 ride related injuries occurred in 2009. Only 65 of the injuries in 2009 were reported as “serious”, meaning they required some form of overnight treatment at a hospital.
Getting injured at an amusement park or theme park, whether on a roller coaster ride or on the grounds, can cause serious injury, loss of the inability to work, or even death. If you or a loved one have been injured at an amusement park contact the experienced amusement park attorneys at Grey Law firm for a free case evaluation. Call us today at 323-857-9500. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and your pain and suffering.
Many amusement park accidents take place at local fairs and short term entertainment events. Unfortunately, the safety procedures at the local county fairs are not nearly as stringent as at the larger theme parks. Rides are repeatedly put up and taken down. In the meantime, they are banged over bumpy highways and roads as they are transported across the country. When stored, the rides are not properly cared for. Often these rides are not maintained, improperly set up or simply overused and outdated. The rides are not up to safety standards or as safe as they should be. The operators may not be properly trained or inattentive.
Contact An Amusement Park Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured at an amusement park contact the attorneys at Grey Law. The Los Angeles amusement park accident attorneys at Grey Law have over 25 years of experience in handling amusement park accident cases. Our aggressive legal team will help you receive the compensation you deserve for you losses. Call us today at 323-857-9500 for a free legal case evaluation.