Southern California is home to many amusement parks, water parks and public attractions. With the start of summer vacation and warm weather in the forecast, many residents flock to amusement parks for fun & thrills.
While many people attend amusement & water parks without any incident – an unacceptable number of park visitors suffer serious or fatal injuries resulting from the negligence of theme park operators or staff. Theme Park visitors sustain injuries from:
- Ride operator errors
- Ride malfunctions
- Slip and fall accidents
- Inadequate safety warnings or signs
- Inadequate safety belts
- Negligent or inadequate security
- Equipment failure
According to data from the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), accidents involving amusement rides at theme parks and carnivals cause more than 6,000 injuries per year. While the US Consumer Products Safety Commission is responsible for overseeing the manufacturing standards for amusement park rides, the agency does not see to their maintenance and operation. That responsibility is left up to each individual state and the amount of regulation in each state widely varies. According to a report from USA Today, only 24 states have comprehensive government inspection and accident investigation programs for amusement rides, including California.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of an amusement park operator or one of their employees, you have the right to be fully compensated for your injuries.
Call the San Bernardino law offices of Welebir | Tierney for experienced and aggressive representation. We will take the time to fully investigate the cause of your accident, identify the responsible parties and prepare the best case on your behalf so you can be compensated for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and any other expense you incurred.