California Amusement Park Accident Lawyer

California Amusement Park Accident Attorney

People expect fun and excitement when they go to California theme parks, but these situations do not always end nicely. If you or a loved one sustains an injury on a ride, falls while in the park, or has any other type of accident, you can get help from a California amusement park accident lawyer. Our team has the experience necessary to get you through this tough time.

California Amusement Park Accident Lawyer

Why Hire a California Amusement Park Accident Attorney?

The complex legal issues in amusement park accidents require a skilled team to stand by your side. Our legal professionals can help you understand your rights and feel empowered in your case.

Determining the Cause of Your Accident

Our firm can carry out investigations to uncover exactly why your accident happened. Some of the measures we use include:

  • Inspecting ride maintenance records. There are legal requirements for every ride in an amusement park to be maintained properly to prevent accidents. Identifying irregularities regarding safety regulations or repairs can help us discover when maintenance was ignored before your accident.
  • Exploring witness statements. In crowded amusement parks, there are usually eyewitnesses who can provide helpful information about what occurred before, during, and after your accident. These details can help us identify what was unsafe and what could have been avoided.
  • Examining surveillance footage. Cameras are common in many amusement parks, including devices on rides and in common areas. We can request any necessary footage that may have captured the moment when your accident happened. This evidence can be important to prove causation and identify possible negligence at the park.

Understanding Premises Liability Law in California

Premises liability law governs amusement parks and requires them to maintain safe environments for patrons, guests, and bystanders. Our legal team looks at your accident to see when a breach of duty occurred and how that breach led to your accident. We can clearly state how the breach substantially affected your injuries.

Finding Responsible Parties

There is a chance that your case will involve multiple individuals or entities who can be liable for your damages. We can go after all of them. These options include amusement park owners, ride manufacturers, and employees.

The person commonly responsible for accidents at parks is the amusement park owner. They must ensure high levels of safety for their facility. If your ride breaks down due to mechanical failure, the security measures are too weak, or basic maintenance gets neglected, these can all lead to injuries.

Amusement park personnel must work to operate rides safely. When hazards exist, visitors must be notified. Therefore, if a rider or patron sustains an injury because of an employee’s carelessness, that employee can be liable for the accident.

Aside from amusement park managers, owners, or employees, if your ride breaks down because of a design defect, your injuries can be attributed to the ride’s manufacturer.

Negotiating With Insurance Companies

Corresponding with insurance companies on your behalf is necessary to get your most favorable offer. These companies can use strategies like intentionally delaying your process or repeatedly lowballing your settlement offers to aggravate you until you settle for a low amount. Our skilled negotiators know better than to settle for a less-than-appropriate amount. We seek the maximum value of your case.


Q: How Much Do Accident Attorneys Charge in California?

A: The amount that accident attorneys charge in California can vary significantly due to many factors, such as:

  • The location of the claim
  • The events that happened in the claim
  • How much time the claim will take to investigate
  • What steps the case require
  • The attorney’s reputation or experience level

Knowing how much your personal injury attorney will charge for your case can be essential before beginning the legal process. After winning your case, you do not want your attorney to blindside you with a hefty, unexpected charge.

Q: How Rare Are Amusement Park Accidents?

A: The rarity of amusement park accidents can surprise many people because many activities or situations more frequently result in an accident. The number of boat accidents per year in North America can be several times the number of amusement park accidents, and the likelihood of car crash deaths can be thousands of times more likely.

While it can take millions of rides before someone sustains a serious injury on an amusement park ride, this cannot be said for many more common activities.

Q: Are Roller Coasters Safer Than Water Slides?

A: It can be difficult to assess whether roller coasters are safer than water slides but overall, water slides can invite more human error than roller coasters, making them possibly less safe. On water slides, people largely involve themselves in an unrestrained activity, leaving their safety up to chance and sometimes putting themselves in compromising positions.

Additionally, water flow in these objects, although potentially often monitored, can be spotty, changing the likelihood that someone sustains an injury. Roller coasters do not have many of the safety deficits that water slides have.

Q: How Much Is the Average Accident Settlement in California?

A: The average accident settlement in California for an amusement park incident can vary significantly, with the full amount of compensation depending on the individual’s injury severity. Some people may not realize that there are always different ways to calculate damages incurred from an accident, which can also change the overall settlement outcome.

If you sustain an injury from an amusement park ride and wonder how much your settlement will be, it can be wise to seek help from our skilled attorneys, who can provide an estimate.

Helping California Residents After Their Amusement Park Accidents

No one expects to sustain injuries from an amusement park ride. When you decide to get on a ride, you put your trust in the facilities because there can be no other option. An experience that should be enjoyable can turn horrific quickly. If you have experienced an injury after attending an amusement park, we are here to help. We believe that you have rights after your accident, and we want to protect those rights.

Recovering from your accident can be difficult, so know that you can trust us with your case. Hiring Easton & Easton, LLP, to represent you means enlisting an experienced and thoughtful group who can fight tirelessly for your rights. We have the skill to hold the right people accountable and seek maximum compensation. Do not hesitate to contact us for your California amusement park accident claim. We are here for you. Schedule a consultation today.

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