Riverside Amusement Park Accident Attorneys
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury at an amusement park, you may be entitled to receive compensation for the physical and emotional pain you have suffered. The lawyers at the Bisnar Chase law firm have a combined total of 60 years of experience representing personal injury cases including victims of amusement park accidents. We can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Call to talk to our Riverside premises liability lawyers if you've been injured in an amusement park accident and need an attorney in the Riverside area.
Dangers of Theme Parks
Riverside California is around 82 miles large and hosts approx. 311,000 residents. With a tad lower unemployment rate than other local regions of California, residents spend their time and money at local amusement parks.
With a short travel, residents of Riverside can be at any number of theme parks in under an hour. California Amusement and theme parks such as Castle Park, Disneyland, Magic Mountain, Great America, The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Knott's Berry Farm attract millions of people from all over the country into our great state each year.
Amusement parks are big business and the popularity and increased competition among amusement parks drives owners to create rides that are higher, faster, and scarier than the one down the street.
And, while amusement parks have tremendous safety and security measures in place, unfortunately, this desire for hosting the most extreme rides leads to a greater number of more severe accidents. Most injuries at amusement parks are the result of:
- Mechanical failure
- Structural damage
- Exposed electrical wiring
- Missing safety equipment
- Lap bars or safety restraints that malfunction
- Improper assembly or maintenance of rides
- Negligent operator behavior
These failures or malfunctions can cause broken or bloody noses, skin lacerations, broken ribs and limbs, whiplash, brain hemorrhages, paralysis and even death. In the past several decades over a dozen people have died at amusement parks. A relatively low number, however when non-death injuries occur, they can be catastrophic causing permanent injury like the young girl in N.J. who lost both feet when a cable snapped and cut them off. Or the young many who was decapitated from the Batman roller-coaster in Georgia.
Six Flags has had a history of accidents and injuries throughout the country. Research shows a lot of injuries happen when people disobey safety orders like staying behind all gates and fences of rides. Still, some people disobey the safety signs and hop over fences to retrieve items they may have lost on the ride, typically hats and wallets. Those people put themselves in great danger.
Other injuries are not always caused by guests of the park but rather sloppy security or failed safety equipment. Recently in Ohio, three people were shocked while they stood in line at a carnival when a live cable came loose. One of the injured was an 8 year old boy seriously injured by shock while leaning on a guard rail while standing in line.
Get Immediate Legal Help
Find out if you have a personal injury case for a theme park injury. Premise liability cases such as these can be complex and the legal system hard to maneuver. Our attorneys are very experienced in premise liability cases and have won over $250M for over 10,000 clients. Call 800-561-4887 for a free consultation.