From the rides, games, and interactive attractions to the different varieties of food and shows, amusement and theme parks like Disneyland appeal to every member of your family; they have something for everyone. And amusement parks are a great way to spend the day socializing with family or friends, creating memories that last for a lifetime.
Unfortunately, many visitors to these and other amusement parks across the country are injured, sometimes fatally, from accidents at the venues. Some of the causes of amusement park injuries include:
- Mechanical failure
- Improper operation of a ride
- Negligence on the part of a passenger
- Inherent nature of a ride
- Construction flaws
- Food poisoning
- Poorly maintained walkways, stairs, and areas around the rides
An amusement park, like any other venue that is open to the public, has a duty to maintain the proper safety of its equipment as well as its grounds. If you or a family member was injured while visiting an amusement park, you may bring a claim of negligence against the park and/or its employees, or, in cases involving defective equipment, against the manufacturer.
Legal claims of negligence or product liability are considered personal injury cases. Hiring an attorney that specializes in personal injury law is your best option for getting the compensation you deserve. The Law Offices of Robert F. Brennan, APC, amusement park injury attorneys, are experts when it comes to handling serious personal injury cases.
Types of injuries
Some of the most common types of amusement park injuries include;
- Broken bones
- Cuts and bruises
- Dislocated joints
- Puncture wounds
- Connective tissue injuries
- Head, neck and back injuries
- Spinal injuries/paralysis
According to a L.A. Times article published in 2013 about amusement and theme park injuries that occurred between 2007-2012 in Southern California amusement parks:
Dizziness, fainting, and nausea, the result of motion sickness, make up approximately 18% of amusement park injuries.
Roller coasters at Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm were the scenes of the majority of accidents resulting in injuries.
If you or a family member have been a victim of an amusement park accident that was the result of negligence or product liability, having an amusement park accident attorney in your court can help when it comes to dealing with the insurers of the park and/or the manufacturer of a defective ride.
An experienced amusement park attorney will help you recover compensation for such things as medical bills, lost income, the cost of rehabilitation and future medical care, and pain and suffering.
The support you need
If you are in need of an attorney for amusement park injuries, the Law Office of Robert F. Brennan, personal injury attorney in Los Angeles, California has been handling personal injury cases involving premises liability, slip and falls, and product liability for over 30 years.
Call our office to schedule a free consultation.