California theme parks can be filled with an abundance of fun and unforgettable experiences for any age. However, sometimes positive experiences at a theme park can be overshadowed by an injury and result in costly losses due to medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional suffering. You may be eligible to pursue an injury claim against the theme park under the laws governing premises liability.
Sustaining an injury in a theme park can be devastating. At Younglove Law Group, we offer knowledgeable legal guidance throughout the entirety of the claims process that can help you determine the best recourse for a premises liability claim. We work to vigorously advocate on behalf of victims in the pursuit of maximum and fair compensation.
Understanding Theme Park Premises Liability Claims
A theme park must provide the public with a safe environment in which to enjoy the theme park, including rides, activities, and general conditions. Liability for injuries suffered in a theme park is established if, for example, a theme park failed to uphold its duty of care when maintaining elements of the park.
Maintaining Duty of Care on Theme Park Rides
A theme park must ensure its rides are safe to use by the public for the foreseeable future, including maintaining restraints and railing, conducting frequent maintenance and inspections, and providing safety instruction and employee supervision as needed. Additionally, it is also possible that, along with a premises liability claim, an injured victim could also seek a product liability claim if the ride had a faulty design or a defect.
Maintaining Duty of Care on Theme Park Grounds
In addition to maintaining theme park rides, a park is also responsible for keeping the grounds of the amusement park free from dangers by swiftly repairing them and warning patrons. This may include warning signs, providing railing, cleaning up spills, etc.
You may also hold negligent employees accountable for any injuries you sustain due to their lack of duty of care, including failing to adequately instruct you about the proper use of rides and safety, failing to perform appropriate crowd control, and failing to control animals during shows.
Damages You May Recover in a Theme Park Injury Case
If you have sustained injuries due to a lack of duty of care, defective rides, or employee negligence at a theme park, you may be eligible to seek compensatory damages. Economic damages are calculated based on the value of losses you’ve endured from the theme park accident.
Economic losses may include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
Punitive damages, awarded at the court’s discretion, may also be recovered in instances in which you have suffered severe injuries due to theme park or employee negligence that is especially harmful.
Non-economic damages are also recoverable if you have suffered subjective losses, such as emotional suffering and emotional distress. At Younglove Law Group, we help you determine the value of your claim and fight to secure the compensation you deserve due to theme park negligence.
Speak With an Experienced Theme Park Accident Lawyer at Younglove Law Group
If you have sustained injuries due to theme park or employee negligence, speak with an experienced California theme park accident lawyer at Younglove Law Group. We offer aggressive and strategic legal advocacy so you can secure the monetary compensation you deserve for the suffering you have endured.
At Younglove Law Group, we are dedicated to securing the compensation and justice you deserve. With over $40 million dollars recovered in settlements and verdicts, we tirelessly support our clients with compassionate and dedicated representation. Contact us for a complimentary case review by calling (949) 691-3660 or filling out our contact form.