When it's fun, thrills, and laughter you're after then an amusement park seems to be a logical answer. The State of California is well-known for its many amusement parks (Disneyland, Magic Mountain, Sea World, Marine World, Legoland) scattered throughout the state and these parks seem to reach near capacity during the Holiday Season. What happens when your trip to the amusement park turns into disaster, and you end up with a personal injury? This is where premises liability comes into play, and how it will work in your favor.
What is Premises Liability? First off let's take a look at what "premises liability" is. In the State of California the owner of a property, such as a home, store, or amusement park, is held responsible should a person become injured due to negligent management on the property owner's part. That property owner may then be responsible for paying damages if they are found guilty of negligent management.
Don't Just Ignore it - If this sounds like something that's happened to you at an amusement park, it's important you don't just ignore it. Perhaps you've sustained whiplash on a ride, maybe you had a fall while getting on or off the ride, or perhaps you tripped over cords and wires laying on a pathway. The point is that if you've been hurt while at an amusement park, it's important to take the proper steps.
An important thing to keep in mind that can help your case out, is to identify witnesses. There's a good chance at a busy amusement park there were witnesses of your accident. There may even be photos/videos including those owned and operated by the park which may also be helpful and you can also document what happened with your cell phone camera.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission keeps track of amusement ride related injuries and deaths. This goes to show that there are enough injuries to warrant statistics being kept. Too often it is just the serious ones that get reported, when in reality there should be many more addressed. The responsibility lies with the amusement park owner to make sure all rides are kept safe, that ride height restrictions are adhered to at all times, and that the grounds are safe in general, among other things.
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