When you and a group of friends or family members plan a day at an amusement park, you are expecting a day of carefree fun and entertainment and in almost every situation, that is exactly what you get. However, every park, from the largest commercial establishment to small local fairs and events, contains the possibility for injury. In many cases, the owners of the amusement park will be responsible for injuries that occur on the premises and a Beverly Hills amusement park injury lawyer will be able to hold them to their obligation.
How do amusement park injuries occur?
Amusement parks like Universal Studios, Pacific Park, Ripley’s Believe It or Not and others are places that often provide a lot of opportunity for things to go wrong, and a responsible park owner takes significant precautions to ensure the safety of guests and to mitigate any of the potential risks that may exist in the park. Even with this being true, patrons are still exposed to risk for injuries both minor and major. The following is a list of a few of the factors that can lead to amusement park injuries:
- Equipment failure
- Failure to properly inspect and maintain rides
- Faulty design of attractions
- Poor training of staff
- Employee error
- Inadequate instructions or warnings to guests
How parks defend against these claims
With a claim of injury at an amusement park, it is very likely that the park operator is going to deny that they are at fault and the park’s legal team is going to use a variety of different strategies in order to support their position. Common defenses that may be used would include that there is an assumption of risk upon entering the park or that the park posts a disclaimer that absolves them of responsibility. In many situations, these defense tactics won’t hold up for various different reasons, but you are probably going to need a personal injury attorney with knowledge of the laws regarding product liability and premises liability in order to refute claims like these.
Contact a personal injury lawyer
The park owner/operator and their insurance provider are ready for claims of injury and before you were ever injured, they took a variety of steps and established a plan for dealing with plaintiffs that is designed to limit their liability. To have a chance of getting the compensation that you deserve, you will need a Beverly Hills personal injury lawyer that is familiar with cases for amusement park injuries. The team at the Quirk Law Group is not only familiar with amusement park injury litigation, but we also have the resources and tenacity to bring these cases to a successful resolution.