Theme Park Lawsuits and Cases
Theme park lawsuits and cases are more common than most people think. Theme parks handle tremendous amounts of people and anytime you have a lot of people in a small space, accidents happen. In many cases those accidents could have been avoided. Our firm typically handles cases at the following theme parks:
- Knott’s Berry Farm lawsuits
- Six Flags Magic Mountain lawsuits
- Universal Studios lawsuits
- Soak City Lawsuits
- Disneyland lawsuits
Accidents that result in theme park lawsuits can happen for many different reasons. Theme park rides can be unsafe or operated unsafely. In one such theme park case, our firm represented a client who was a patron at a water park. One of the slides released riders, riding on large tubes, down into a funnel. Because the ride was designed without a safety bar at the top, the ride operator was using their leg to hold back the tubes before they went down into the chute. As a result, the ride operator fell into the chute after the tube of patrons, and the operator’s feet collided at great speed with the back of one of the riders, causing serious short-term back injuries of a “soft tissue” nature. We retained an expert to inspect the video footage and the ride itself, and sued both the theme park and ride manufacturer. Eventually, our firm obtained money from both defendants and resolved the case for $350,000.
In another case against a theme park holding a seasonal event with large crowds, the theme park secured wires in an encased rubber strip taped down to the ground. Due to extensive foot traffic, the tape became undone and the rubber strip became elevated. The client fell and broke a bone. The case resolved for $250,000.
Theme park cases present challenges to lawyers not familiar with product and design defect law, and/or who are not familiar with premises liability cases. Product defects and design defects can either, or both, be responsible for causing injuries to a theme park patron.
If you have a case and possible lawsuit similar to these, contact Ken Ralidis at 213.251.5480 today to see how he can help you get the compensation you deserve. We have often obtained results for our clients that are 10-25 times what the initial offer was. Don’t just settle for any attorney that may not have the experience, or a big law firm that doesn’t have the time or resources for a case like yours. Reach out to Ken Ralidis for his experience and the personal attention he offers. We can help you win your case!