Disneyland is one of the most recognizable theme parks in the United States, cherished by young and old alike. However, it is possible to be injured in an accident. If you or a loved one was hurt at Disneyland, you could be entitled to compensation for the wrongful injuries and financial damages which have been forced upon you.
No one expects to sustain a serious injury while visiting such a family-friendly attraction, and the aftermath of an accident can be absolutely overwhelming. You may feel uncertain as to where to turn or what you should do next. Let the skilled and knowledgeable attorneys of The Reiff Law Firm help you seek accountability and justice for the suffering and hardship you are going through.
To schedule your free and confidential legal consultation with an experienced Disneyland accident injury lawyer, call The Reiff Law Firm today at (800) 861-6708. You only have a limited amount of time to file a claim after being hurt: don’t let your window of opportunity close forever. Call our law offices right away to start exploring your options together.
The Reiff Law Firm: Disneyland Accident Injury Attorneys
A serious injury can completely derail your life in the blink of an eye, weighing you down with heavy physical, psychological, and financial burdens. As you struggle to recuperate from your emotional and physical wounds, you are also forced to try and budget your new medical expenses — which are made even worse by the time you are forced to miss from work. During this difficult period, you deserve the benefit of professional guidance and support.
The attorneys of The Reiff Law Firm have more than three decades of experience representing amusement park injury victims and their family members. We are committed to providing aggressive client advocacy, and will conduct a comprehensive investigation into your accident in relentless pursuit of the truth. Lawsuits cannot turn back the hands of time, but they can provide financial compensation and precious peace of mind. Your actions now may even help prevent others from being hurt by the same mistakes and defects in the future. When you need an experienced legal team on your side, you can call on The Reiff Law Firm.
Accidents on Disneyland Rides and Attractions
Disneyland Resort is one of the older theme parks in America, first opening in California in 1955. Multiple fatal and nonfatal accidents have occurred during its long history. Attractions which have been involved in visitor and employee deaths and injuries over the years include, but are not limited to:
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- California Screamin’
- Hyperion Theater
- It’s A Small World
- Matterhorn Bobsleds
- The Monorail
- Sailing Ship Columbia
- Space Mountain
- Storybook Land Canal Boats
Some of these attractions, such as the California Screamin’ and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coasters, have actually been involved in multiple incidents. Several other rides, including the Matterhorn Bobsleds and the famed Space Mountain, were voluntarily closed by Disney due to safety concerns raised by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA. These rides have since been reopened.
Causes of Deaths and Injuries at Disneyland
The reasons behind deaths and injuries at Disneyland vary. While some of these deaths were attributed to natural causes, others were caused by negligence on behalf of the park. Causes for incidents at the park have included:
- Defective components in rides and attractions, including wheels and cleats.
- Direct strikes from moving rides.
- Falls from heights.
- Faulty brakes.
- Unstable platforms.
Like their causes, the types of injuries which have been sustained by guests during Disneyland’s history have also varied, ranging from the minor to the fatal. Some medical issues which have been documented include:
- Blunt Force Trauma
- Broken Bones
- Cardiac Arrest
- Internal Bleeding
- Severed Fingers
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Disneyland Slip and Fall Attorneys
Typically, amusement park accidents are associated with the rides themselves. However, theme park visitors can still sustain debilitating injury — even without ever boarding a single attraction. Slip and fall accidents can also occur.
Slip and fall is precisely what it sounds like, and can happen to anyone regardless of age or physical fitness. Nonetheless, elderly persons are disproportionately affected, with the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) reporting that falls are the number one ranking cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries alike among people aged 65 or older. If such an accident occurs because of a hazardous condition at the park, the park may be liable for the resulting financial damages.
Common causes of slip and fall include but are not limited to:
- Loose or uneven flooring.
- Pools of liquid.
- Trip hazards, such as unsecured electrical cords.
- Unsecured debris and clutter.
- Wobbly or unstable floors, steps, and railings.
If you or someone you love was hurt in a ride accident or slip and fall accident at Disneyland, the attorneys of The Reiff Law Firm may be able to assist. To schedule a private case evaluation at no charge, call our law offices at (800) 861-6708, or contact us online today.