Amusement Park Accident Attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona
Amusement park accidents can be caused by a multitude of things, whether it is due to a mechanical failure, a whiplash accident, or a slip and fall injury. Amusement parks are meant for people to enjoy themselves and be entertained; however, since there are large crowds and constantly operating machinery, it is inevitable for an amusement park accident to occur. Unfortunately, these accidents can potentially cause a person pain, discomfort, and/or permanent emotional and physical damage.
Amusement Park Accident Preventions
It is the duty and obligation of a local Phoenix amusement park to ensure the safety of all its patrons. Therefore, certain precautions should be heeded in order to prevent an amusement park accident. Such precautions include the following:
- In order to prevent a mechanical failure,
- mechanics should examine whether or not the machine meets all safety codes and regulations of the State, and operators of the machine should also periodically check to see if maintenance is required to avoid any unnecessary accidents.
- employees operating the machine should be knowledgeable on the handling of the ride, especially to help prevent a whiplash accident.
- In order to avoid a slip and fall injury, the amusement park maintenance crew should put up various hazard signs in order to warn its customers of a possible accident.
If caution and awareness are not an amusement park's main priorities, then an amusement park accident injury or death will likely ensue.
Claims Involving Minor Children
When a minor (someone under 18 years of age) has a personal injury claim, in many cases, there is an extra set of procedures that apply to protect the interests of the minor. Specifically, the minor, usually through their attorney, will petition the probate court for approval of the minor settlement. This includes the amount of the settlement, the medical expenses to be paid from the settlement, the attorney's fees and costs, and the net settlement for the minor claimant. A more detailed explanation of this process is explained on our Minor Child Injury Pages.
Claims against Government Agencies or Public Entities
When a government or public employee or agency is negligent and causes an injury, there is a markedly different process involved as compared to a claim against an individual or private business. There is a much shorter time frame to bring a claim and a lawsuit. Therefore, there is an increased urgency to obtain legal counsel to timely submit a claim against a government agency or public entity. A more detailed explanation is available on our Government or Public Entities Claims Pages.
We are able to resolve the overwhelming majority of our cases relatively promptly and without ever having to go to court. However, there are a number of reasons why we would recommend litigation to our clients. When that occurs, our office will thoroughly explain the litigation process, including the risks, benefits, and how it relates to your case before we file litigation. For more detailed information, please review our Litigation Process Pages.
Such amusement park injuries can be caused by, but are not limited to, negligence, inattentiveness, or a conscious violation of safety codes and standards. When a person is injured during a visit to an amusement park, those who own the land or property are responsible for any injuries that take place; this is called premises liability. If you or a loved one has suffered an amusement park accident, please contact our Amusement Park Accident Attorneys for a free, personal, and confidential consultation. You can contact the Law Offices of Michael Cordova at 602-265-6700.
Our attorneys not only work on amusement park accident cases, such as theme park accidents or water park accidents, but in other premises and product liability areas. We also are experienced in dog bite cases, personal injury, auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, and criminal defense and DUI, so please contact your local Phoenix attorneys for a free consultation.
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