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Amusement Park Accidents

Amusement park accidents, while infrequent, do occur. Millions of people visit the Golden State every year. Tourists often find themselves in major California cities such as Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco to sightsee and visit all the popular attractions. Visitors and residents often enjoy the fun and exciting amusement parks that the Golden State has to offer. Whether you’re seeking big thrills, rides for children or a water park, California has something just for you. Unfortunately for some people, what was supposed to be a fun day at an amusement park or carnival turns out to be a disaster as a result of an amusement park accident. A California accident attorney at the Steven M. Sweat, Personal Injury Lawyers, APC, APC, are here to help if you or a loved one was injured at an amusement park.

What are the Common Causes of Resort Mishaps?

Amusement Park Most of the time, this type of personal injury occurs from one of three reasons: operator error, mechanical failure (including defective products or components) or consumer behavior. Consumer behavior involves a ride passenger causing their own personal injury by standing up during the ride, failing to use safety restraints or other improper conduct.

Many times, however, riders following proper safety precautions get hurt. Mechanical failures are another common reason why individuals get injured while on a ride. Malfunctioning safety restraints and lap bars that do not work properly are some examples of mechanical failures. Sometimes there may not be any mechanical errors with the ride and the riders may not be at fault either, but it may be the fault of the operator. If the operator does not properly rol the ride, this can cause personal injury to those on the ride. An amusement park accident attorney can conduct the proper investigation into these issues. Although small, mild rides can still result in injury, especially to children, it is usually the bigger and more extreme rides that are involved in serious amusement park accident cases in California. Falling from rollercoasters and water rides are rare occurrences but have happened in the past. Other times, a rider may have a heart attack on a ride, and there were no signs or warnings posted outside of the ride that this type of attraction may cause heart failure.

Some of these accidents can be devastating and can result in expensive medical bills and long hospital stays. Sadly, these types of injuries often result in wrongful death of the participants.

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