Millions of tourists visit Los Angeles yearly to enjoy our beaches, theme parks, and other attractions. Unfortunately, not all tourists leave Los Angeles safely. Amusement park accidents are far too common, and they can result in devastating injuries and fatalities.
The personal injury attorneys at Saeedian Law Group have a proven track record of recovering compensation for accident victims. We are prepared to advocate for your rights if you or your loved one has been seriously injured in an amusement park accident. Our attorneys know how to expose amusement parks for failing to keep their promises safe for their customers.
Common Causes of Amusement Park Accidents in Los Angeles
Sometimes, park accidents are caused by the negligence of riders who do not follow safety instructions. However, even customers who carefully follow all ride instructions can become seriously injured. Poor maintenance, malfunctioning motors, failed safety belts, and improperly calibrated cables can all cause devastating amusement park accidents.
Accidents Caused By Negligent Staff Members
Additionally, amusement parks can be liable for victims’ injuries when they do not properly train their staff members. Suppose a staff member failed to tug on each rider’s safety belt. During the ride, one of the safety belts failed, throwing the writer from the ride and causing serious injuries. In that case, the staff member’s negligence would have caused the victim’s injuries, and the theme park would be liable for failure to train their staff members.
Additionally, when amusement park owners don’t require drug and alcohol screening tests before hiring staff members, they can be held liable for accidents caused by their staff member’s negligence. Suppose an amusement park hired an employee without conducting a background check.
A background check would have shown that the employee had multiple convictions for driving while intoxicated (DUIs) on his driving record. If the employee showed up intoxicated and caused an accident, the victim may be able to hold the amusement park liable for negligent hiring practices.
Slip & Fall Accidents at Amusement Parks
Not all accidents at theme parks are caused by amusement rides. Slip and fall accidents are among the most common types of accidents. Amusement parks know that their guests and visitors must walk around their premises to enjoy their activities, food, shops, and other activities. They have a responsibility to keep all walkways reasonably safe for their guests.
For example, when staff members spray off walkways, they are responsible for warning guests that the area is wet. The property owner should also ensure no cracked, dangerous steps, pathways, or staircases exist. Staircases and steps should include handrails to prevent falls. If you’ve been injured in a slip-and-fall accident at an amusement park, you may have a valid claim for compensation.
Negligent Security Cases at Amusement Parks
Many amusement parks host thousands of daily visitors. They may have massive parking lots for their guests. The property owner should ensure guests can walk safely from the parking lot into the amusement park. When they do not have adequate security practices and lighting, crimes can be committed in their parking lots. Customers could be assaulted on their way into or out of the amusement park.
Installing enough lighting, hiring security guards, and installing security cameras are all steps amusement parks should take to keep their guests safe from criminal activity. Suppose you have been seriously injured due to an assault at or around a theme park. In that case, you may have a valid claim for compensation due to the property owner’s negligent security practices.
Injuries Caused By Theme Park Accidents
Injuries caused by theme park accidents vary, depending on the specific nature of the accident. For example, if a guest has slipped and fallen because of a dangerous walkway, the victim may suffer neck or back injuries or a bone fracture.
Injuries caused by faulty amusement park rides may cause whiplash from the forest and sudden head, neck, and back movements. Those who are thrown off of rides may suffer fatal injuries. When guests strike their head, they may suffer an aneurysm or a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Torn ligaments, broken bones, herniated discs, and strokes are common.
Los Angeles Trampoline Park Accidents
Trampoline parks have become more popular in Southern California and the United States. Many tourists enjoy taking their children to trampoline parks while on vacation. Unfortunately, trampoline parks are hazardous, and accidents have caused increased injuries in recent years. Hospitalization may be more likely in the case of trampoline park accidents than those caused by trampoline at home.
Trampoline park owners are legally responsible for keeping their premises reasonably safe for their customers. Design flaws, unsafe jumping conditions, too many people jumping simultaneously, and missing protective parts can all cause devastating injuries.
When trampoline parks fail to address dangerous conditions on their property or warn customers of the potential hazards, victims can pursue compensation through a premises liability lawsuit. If you or your loved one have been injured at a trampoline park in Los Angeles, you’ll benefit from speaking to an attorney as soon as possible.
Proving Liability in an Amusement Park Injury Case
When theme park accidents are caused by negligence, such as defective machinery or careless ride operators, victims have the right to pursue compensation from the at-fault party. Amusement parks generally carry commercial liability insurance, and many have a team of attorneys prepared to fight claims from victims. The attorneys at Saeedian Law Group are prepared to help you level the playing field and begin investigating your case as soon as possible.
We know how to hold amusement parks accountable and gather evidence that their negligence caused the accident. We routinely work with accident reconstruction specialists and other experts to prove liability in premises liability cases. We also know how to negotiate aggressively with insurance agents.
Contact a Skilled Premises Liability Attorney
You may be entitled to compensation if you or your loved one have been seriously injured in an amusement park or other recreational facility accident. Don’t hesitate to contact Saeedian Law Group to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation. Our Los Angeles-based attorneys are ready to help you pursue the full compensation you need and deserve.