Amusement parks are supposed to be fun for the whole family and certainly California has no shortage of them. Unfortunately, in addition to bringing joy they can also be cause accidents and injuries. Read on to learn more about this issue in California amusement parks. If you have been injured at an amusement park, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
The Most Common Types of Injuries at Amusement Parks
There are many different types of injuries that can take place at amusement parks. Some of the most common include:
- Broken bones
- Drowning accidents
- Head and traumatic brain injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Bruises and scrapes
- Whiplash and similar neck injuries
If you suffer one of these or another type of injury at an amusement park, you should immediately report it and seek medical attention.
Common Causes of Amusement Park Injuries
Most amusement parks have many fail safes in place to keep guests safe. As a result, it is common that an amusement park injury will be caused by more than one issue. Common examples include:
- Poor ride maintenance
- Inadequate inspections
- Reckless behavior or misuses by guests
- Broken rides
- Mechanical failures
- Slip and fall accidents caused by wet or hazardous surfaces
- Lack of training
- Defective parts
These are only a few causes and, again, it is often the case that several causes came together to result in the injury.
You May Be Eligible for Several Types of Damages for Your Injuries
Depending on the specifics of your case, you may be able to recover damages for several types of damages. This may include medical care, scarring, lost income, permanent disabilities, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and other costs associated with your injury. The specific type of damages and the amount of them will vary based on the injury and the evidence you have.
Winning Your Case Involves More Than Proving You Were Injured
It is not enough to prove that you were injured at an amusement park. You must also prove that your accident was caused by the park. Whether it was due to their negligence in not maintaining a safe area when they should have, or an employee’s deliberate actions, it must have either been their fault or their inaction must have led to the accident.
Once you prove they were at fault for the accident, you must then prove that you were injured, that your suffered damaged from those injuries, and that your injuries were the direct result of the accident. This may sound complicated – and it can be. But the good news is that if you have an experienced attorney on your side, you can let us take care of it for you. Call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 now for a free legal consultation.