Our California amusement park accident attorneys help people who have been injured at an amusement park or because of the negligence of an amusement park operator. Emergency rooms see about 30,000 patients every year with injuries linked to amusement parks. Injury victims and their family members deserve compensation for their pain and losses.
Amusement park visitors are most commonly injured via roller coaster accidents, ride malfunctions, and the negligent acts of ride operators. Common injuries in these cases include head injuries, neck injuries, and broken bones.
Amusement park injury cases can be based on several different legal theories, including:
Personal injury attorneys can file a roller coaster injury claim against amusement park owners, ride operators, property management companies, manufacturers of amusement rides, and applicable insurance companies.
An injury attorney can also assist clients by:
- managing their medical care and treatment,
- gathering evidence to uncover liable parties, and
- negotiating personal injury claims with insurance adjusters.
The Shouse Law Group is a California-based personal injury law firm that represents people in amusement park accident cases. Our experienced attorneys work tirelessly for all our clients and seek to get you the biggest settlement possible. Contact our law firm today to get the legal representation you deserve.
What are common causes of amusement park accidents and common injuries?
California is fortunately home to several incredible theme parks and water parks. A few of these include:
- Disney’s California Adventure,
- Knott’s Berry Farm,
- Universal Studios,
- Six Flags Magic Mountain, and
- various carnivals and water slides.
Unfortunately, though, theme park accidents happen all the time in California. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 30,000 people visit an emergency room every year because of amusement park injuries.
Park visitors typically suffer a theme park injury following:
- roller coaster accidents,
- amusement park ride malfunctions,
- negligent acts of ride operators, and
- parking lot accidents (including car accidents).
Note that people can suffer serious injuries in theme park accidents. A few common injuries include:
- head and brain injuries,
- whiplash and other neck injuries,
- back injuries,
- broken bones, and
Who are common defendants in amusement park accident cases?
Personal injury lawyers can file an amusement park lawsuit on behalf of an injury victim. Common defendants in these cases include:
- amusement park owners,
- negligent ride operators,
- manufacturers of amusement park rides, and
- property management companies.
Note that park owners, operators, and those people responsible for maintaining park grounds have a duty to provide their customers with a safe environment. When they fail to do so, they can be liable for any injuries to a park-goer.
Successful claimants in these cases can recover compensation for:
- medical bills and medical expenses,
- lost wages,
- lost earning capacity,
- property damage, and
- pain and suffering.
If a person was killed in a theme park-related accident, his/her surviving family members can bring a wrongful death lawsuit against a negligent party. Damages can include (but are not limited to):
- burial and funeral expenses,
- amounts the deceased would have earned as income, and
- compensation for the loss of the deceased’s companionship and support.
What is the role of amusement park accident attorneys?
Personal injury lawyers play a huge role in amusement park accident cases.
They interview injury victims to learn the facts of a particular case and assess a party’s medical needs. A lawyer can assist victims in receiving immediate medical attention and managing their ongoing medical care.
Amusement park accidents are often complicated. A skilled injury attorney can gather evidence in a case to help prove liability. If applicable, the lawyer can also appoint experts to help understand this evidence and/or explain it to a judge or jury.
A lawyer can also file a personal injury claim with any applicable insurance companies and negotiate the claim on the client’s behalf.
Finally, experienced attorneys can file a lawsuit against any party responsible for an amusement park accident.
What are the benefits of a theme park accident lawyer?
The main benefit of amusement park accident attorneys is that they can help their clients receive the largest possible settlement for their case.
Personal injury attorneys know the true value of an accident case. This means they can hold liable parties to pay their fair share of a victim’s losses. They also won’t back down to culpable insurance companies and park owners.
An attorney can also find hidden value within a case. Uncovering this worth means that a lawyer can maximize an injury victim’s compensation.
Injury lawyers also step ride in to manage a suit or claim on behalf of their clients. In doing so, clients can focus all of their attention on healing and recovering from their injuries.
Note that most injury lawyers will review a case for no fee. Victims then can learn the legal issues within their case without spending a dime.
The attorney-client relationship also protects all client communications. This means a lawyer cannot disclose personal client information unless the client agrees.
For additional help…
If you or a loved one was injured in an amusement park accident, we invite you to contact our law firm at the Shouse Law Group. Our attorneys provide both free case evaluations and legal advice you can trust.
We work tirelessly to get you the maximum compensation available for your case. Our California personal injury attorneys represent clients throughout the state, including those in Los Angeles, Anaheim, Riverside, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego, and southern California.
- Victoria Knight, CNN, “Amusement parks linked to thousands of injuries in 2016, safety commission estimates.” ↑