Zoo Accident Attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona
Zoo accidents can be caused by a multitude of things, whether it is due to improper maintenance, negligent personnel, or a slip and fall accident. Zoos are meant for people, especially families and children, to enjoy themselves; however, with improper maintenance, wildly innate animals, and large crowds, it is inevitable for a zoo accident to occur. Unfortunately, these accidents can potentially cause a person pain, discomfort, and/or permanent emotional and physical damage.
Zoo Accident Preventions
It is the duty and obligation of a local Phoenix zoo to ensure the safety of all its patrons. The following are a couple necessary steps a zoo and its employees should take in order to prevent a zoo accident.
- In order to maintain safe and sturdy cages/fences, maintenance should examine whether or not the cages/fences meet all safety codes and regulations of the State.
- Employees should also periodically check to see if maintenance is required to avoid any unnecessary accidents.
- The zoo employees must also be constantly aware of people's actions and behavior towards the zoo animals, especially to help prevent an animal attack accident.
- In order to avoid a slip and fall injury, the zoo maintenance crew should also put up various hazard signs in order to warn its customers of a possible accident.
Zoo Accident Consequences
Regrettably, these actions may cause severe bruising, broken bones, or, possibly, death. Such zoo injuries can be caused by, but are not limited to, improperly maintained premises, inattentive employees, or a conscious violation of safety codes and standards. If caution and awareness are not a zoo's main priorities, then a zoo accident injury 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.
When a person is injured during a visit to a zoo, 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 a zoo accident, please contact our Zoo 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 zoo accident cases but in other product and premises areas, as well as Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, dog bites, motorcycle accidents, and criminal defense and DUI, so please contact your local Phoenix attorneys for a free consultation.
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