Who Is Liable For Amusement Park Accidents?

Learn how amusement park accidents happen, how to avoid them, who can be liable, and what to do if you or a loved one is a victim of an amusement park accident.

Amusement parks are part and parcel of Los Angeles and Southern California. Whether it’s Disneyland, California Adventure, Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Universal Studios, Pacific Park on the Santa Monica pier, not to mention all of the temporary rides at fairs and festivals, there’s no shortage of amusement park fun.

The only problem is that amusement park injury accidents are much more common than we want to think about. According to a recent CNN article, the latest statistics show that there were 30,900 injuries associated with amusement park attractions nationwide in 2016, including fatalities, amputations, and other severe injuries.

Causes of Amusement Park Accidents

  • Malfunctioning safety harnesses
  • Malfunctioning rides
  • Slip and falls
  • Trip and falls
  • Crowd control issues
  • Violence or terrorist attacks
  • Fires
  • And others

The best way to avoid an amusement park accident is to use common sense to prevent an injury or death before it happens.

Amusement Park Safety Tips

  • Never tamper or alter seat belts, harnesses, or restraint bars
  • Follow all rules, including any height, weight, or age requirements
  • Never run, be aware of your surroundings, and utilize the buddy system
  • If a ride breaks down, stay calm and stay restrained in your seat
  • Follow any doctor orders about subjecting yourself to rides, especially if you’re older

If the unthinkable happens and you or a loved one is injured or killed at an amusement park, holding accountable parties liable for their negligence is a critical step to recovery. Figuring out the correct parties to target after an amusement park accident takes a thorough investigation, focused analysis, and in-depth knowledge as potential at-fault parties can range from the owners, the lessors, the designer of rides, the manufacturer of rides (and its parts), security companies, staffing agencies, and more. These complex cases typically involve severe injuries and necessitate the skill of an aggressive Los Angeles personal injury lawyer that has over 30 years of experience handling these types of lawsuits. You have too much at stake to trust just any lawyer.

The Dominguez Firm has experienced amusement park accident lawyers to assist and get you the compensation you deserve. If there is no recovery, there is no fee! Call now for a free consultation at 800-818-1818.