Home to places like Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, and Six Flags Magic Mountain, to name a few, California is one of the best states in the country for amusement park attendees. Everyone who goes to an amusement park expects a day of fun and excitement, but unfortunately, accidents can happen to unsuspecting amusement park visitors, and the resulting injuries can be serious and sometimes even fatal.
There are countless ways that a person can be injured at an amusement park, and if you or someone you know has been hurt, it is in your best interest to call an experienced California personal injury attorney right away. A personal injury lawyer can protect and defend your claims in the aftermath of an amusement park accident.
At Deldar Legal, our team of legal professionals has the experience you need to secure compensation for your injuries after an amusement park injury. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a free consultation of your case with an attorney experienced in California personal injury law.
How Amusement Park Accidents Occur
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there are many reasons why an amusement park accident can occur. One of the most common causes is mechanical failure of a ride. It could result in a safety component breaking or a structural component failure that is caused by a manufacturing defect or due to the park’s failure to maintain their ride. Another common cause of amusement park accidents is the improper operation of small rides and rollercoasters.
If the operator suddenly starts or stops the ride, or if proper procedures are not followed before the ride begins, it can lead to injuries for the riders. The inherent nature of the ride at an amusement park might also lead to injuries for attendees. If a ride spins rapidly, takes sharp turns, or shakes violently, it can hurt riders if they are not properly warned before going on the ride.
Failure to upkeep the rides can also lead to a number of accidents and could be classified as negligence for amusement park accidents. Trip hazards on the ground and slippery surfaces can all lead to slip and fall or trip and fall accidents at these venues.
Types of Amusement Park Injuries
Given the demographic breakdown of amusement park visitors, it comes as no surprise to most that a number of accident victims every year at these locations are children. On average, the CPSC reports that around half of all amusement park injuries happen to minors, with children between the ages of 10 and 14 years old suffering the most injuries. Depending on the type of injuries sustained in an amusement park accident, the repercussions can be even more devastating if the accident victim is a child.
Some of the most commonly reported injuries at amusement parks include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries (whiplash)
- Brain aneurysms
- Back injuries
- Broken bones
- Torn or strained ligaments
- Drowning injuries, and
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If you have suffered an injury at an amusement park, it is critical that you speak with an experienced California personal injury attorney right away. Call the office or contact us at Deldar Legal today to schedule a free evaluation of your case.