The California amusement park accident attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen represent those who have suffered an amusement park injury. If you or a loved one have suffered serious injuries or have been killed at an amusement park, our amusement park accident lawyers can help you recover financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, wrongful death and more.
We will handle your personal injury claim on a contingency fee basis. This means that we will not charge you any fee to represent you until and unless we recover money on your behalf.
When we handle personal injury claims, if our clients can’t afford medical treatment, we can get them to doctors who will treat them and who won’t charge them until their case is over. Doctors do this for us because they know we’ve been successfully representing injury victims since 1990 and have recovered over $350,000,000 for our clients.
Call an amusement park injury attorney at Nadrich & Cohen today for a free consultation if you or a loved one was injured or killed at an amusement park. You can also text us from this page or fill out the free case evaluation form on this page.
Compensation Available In Amusement Park Accident Cases
If you or a loved one was injured at an amusement park, an amusement park accident lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen may be able to help you recover financial compensation for:
You may already owe money in medical bills because of your amusement park accident. Your injury at an amusement park may also require future medical treatment. The biggest source of financial compensation in most of our amusement park injury cases is compensation for past and future medical bills.
Amusement park visitors who are injured may have to miss time from work due to their injuries, especially if they suffer severe injuries like traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries. A park visitor may be hurt too badly to work temporarily. A theme park injury may mean that the victim has to take time off work to get their injuries treated. An injury lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen can hold an amusement park liable for any wages you were unable to earn because of your injuries.
Loss Of Earning Capacity
Theme park accidents may leave victims unable to ever work again or unable to ever do the jobs they used to again. A qualified personal injury lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover compensation for any loss or reduction of your earning capacity caused by your amusement park accident.
Pain And Suffering
Amusement park accidents can cause victims to go through physical pain and mental suffering. We can help you obtain compensation for this pain and suffering.
If you lost a loved one to an amusement park accident, we can help you recover money to compensate you for your loved one’s funeral costs, burial costs, medical bills, pain and suffering. We can also help you recover compensation for the loss of your loved one’s companionship, love, household services and income.
What Can Nadrich & Cohen Do For Me?
We can interview you in order to find out the facts regarding your case as well ass assess your medical needs. We can help you receive medical attention immediately and we can manage your ongoing care for you.
An amusement park accident can be extremely complicated. Our lawyers can collect evidence in order to build a strong case for you and prove that an amusement park or someone else is liable for your injuries. We can also hire experts who can explain any evidence to an insurance company, jury or judge.
We can handle the complex process of filing and negotiating a personal injury claim through insurance companies for you.
While most of our cases settle out of court, if need be, we can represent you in court, where we have a long track record of success.
We can help you obtain the largest possible financial recovery in your amusement park accident case.
We know the true value of your amusement park accident case. What this means is that we will hold any and all responsible parties liable for your injuries so you receive the full, fair share of compensation for all of your losses. We will not back down to insurance companies or amusement park owners – we will fight tooth and nail to get you the money you deserve.
We can find the hidden value in your amusement park injury case. By finding every possible source of recovery, we can maximize the amount of compensation you receive.
We will manage every aspect of your claim or lawsuit on your behalf. This way, all you need to do is focus on the recovery from your injuries.
We won’t charge you any fee until and unless we win your case. You won’t ever owe us any money out of pocket.
Your communications with us are protected by attorney-client privilege. We can’t disclose personal information about you unless you agree to let us.
Common Reasons For Amusement Park Injuries
People can be hurt at amusement parks in a lot of ways. Some of the more common ways are:
Amusement parks must train employees to operate rides in a safe fashion. When operators of ride aren’t adequately trained or don’t follow the right protocols, injuries can occur.
Poor maintenance can cause rides to malfunction. Manufacturer defects can also cause rides to malfunction. When rides malfunction, injuries can happen.
Slips And Falls
Slip and fall accidents may happen at any location in amusement parks, from ride exits to the entrance of the park. Things at amusement parks which can cause slip and fall accidents include obstacles, bad lighting, surfaces which are wet, and walkways which are not maintained well.
Rides Like Roller Coasters
Sometimes the devices which hold you in a seat for safety purposes malfunction, and this may cause neck injuries. Parts might fly off of rides and strike you even when you’re not riding the ride.
Inadequate Warnings Or Signage
Rides at amusement parks may have inherent risks which aren’t properly warned about. Restricted or unsafe areas of amusement parks may not have adequate signage warning visitors not to enter them. Amusement parks might be liable for injuries resulting from these things.
Amusement parks must provide visitors with adequate security. When crimes or assaults occur at amusement parks which the parks could have stopped with adequate security, the parks may be held liable.
Ungrounded machinery and exposed wires may shock visitors, severely injuring or killing them.
Accidents Involving Vehicles
Accidents involving employee carts, maintenance vehicles and passenger shuttles occur, and these accidents can cause injuries.
Amusement Park Accidents And Amusement Park Injuries
Amusement parks and traveling carnivals offer an exciting escape from everyday life. They also offer mechanical hazards that can, and do, hurt visitors. According to estimates by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), more than 10,000 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms for amusement park injuries in 1999, an increase of 35% since 1993. Amusement park rides can be dangerous if the ride itself isn’t maintained properly or if ride operators are negligent.
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) disputes those figures, and they’ve hired a statistician to explain away the increase. What makes their quest a little awkward is that the data they’ve set out to discredit is the very same data that the industry has been citing for years to prove how safe their rides are.
The IAAPA loved that data for 20 years, until it showed a sharp increase in ride-related injuries on permanent rides. Now, suddenly, the data is deeply flawed. But only sometimes. Oddly enough, the press materials on the IAAPA’s website liberally reference figures from the CPSC data.
Nobody knows how safe amusement park rides are in this country. The best data we have comes from the CPSC, and the industry believes that data to be fatally flawed. Below are some of the facts regarding amusement park safety and injury data.
The IAAPA doesn’t keep injury data on the parks it represents.
No federal agency has authority directly to monitor the safety of rides at permanent amusement parks.
Some amusement park owners and carnivals report amusement park injuries to state regulatory agencies, but the reporting criteria varies from state to state. For example, New Jersey requires that even minor amusement park injuries such as bumps and scrapes be reported, while Ohio lets parks keep amusement park accidents records confidential unless a rider dies or is immediately admitted into the hospital.
Amusement park accidents data for large theme parks is particularly well-protected. California is still hammering out the details of it’s first regulatory law, which passed in 1999. Florida’s theme parks, which account for 20% of all U.S. amusement park business, are exempt from state regulatory laws. Right now consumers have no way of finding out how many amusement park accidents have happened or how amusement park injuries have occurred on rides at parks such as Disney World and Universal Studios Florida.
A Better Question: Who is at Risk for Being Injured on Amusement Park Rides?
Amusement rides range widely in terms of size, speed, height, g-forces, intensity, and intended audience. Riders range widely in terms of age, height, weight, mental ability, developmental maturity, and their ability to understand mechanical cause-and-effect. The various combinations and permutations of those factors contribute to the excitement of thrill rides. They also combine to create very real dangers for certain groups of people – most notably small children.
The Good News
Data gathered from states with strong regulatory programs show that serious amusement park injuries are statistically rare in those states. For example, Pennsylvania licensed 3221 amusement rides and attractions in 1999, yet reported only 347 amusement park accidents requiring medical treatment.
Since parks and carnivals don’t report amusement park accidents unless they are regulated, it’s impossible to tell whether Florida’s theme parks are as safe as those in Pennsylvania. In fact, that’s one of the biggest danger in allowing parks to police their own accidents. The information doesn’t get out to consumers, and that means consumers can’t make informed decisions about which parks to visit and which amusement park ride may be safe for their families.
Should you require assistance with a case regarding an amusement park accident or injuries, please contact an amusement park accident attorney at Nadrich & Cohen for an immediate free evaluation of your situation. We have dealt with many cases involving common amusement park injuries, including amusement park injuries caused by negligence, and can be an invaluable resource for information and more important assistance.
How Much Do Nadrich & Cohen Cost?
It will never cost you a single penny out of your own pocket to hire Nadrich & Cohen to represent you in your amusement park accident case.
The only fee we will ever charge you is a percentage of any money we recover for you. We will not charge any fee if we do not obtain a recovery. We will never charge you any upfront fee. We will never charge you anything unless and until we recover financial compensation for you.
How Long Do I Have To File A Claim Or Lawsuit?
There is a strict time limit in California to file a personal injury lawsuit such as an amusement park injury lawsuit. That time limit is two years from the date of the injury.
Failure to file a lawsuit within this time frame may forever bar you from obtaining compensation for your injuries.
However, you shouldn’t expect awesome results if you wait until the very last second to call a lawyer. Personal injury cases can take a long time. It can take a long time to gather evidence and put together a convincing case. It can take a long time to negotiate with insurance companies.
Calling us today gives us the best chance to recover the most money for you and make sure any paperwork is filed on time.
Call us today for a free consultation if you or a loved one were injured or killed at an amusement park. You may be entitled to financial compensation. We will fight aggressively to protect your legal rights and recover for you the compensation and justice you deserve. Call us today so we can get started on your case right away.