Close

Disney World Accident Injury + Death Lawyer

Table of Contents

    Thanks to dozens of family films, Florida’s Walt Disney World has become one of the most beloved and recognizable theme parks in the world, attracting visitors from states around the country and countries around the globe.  But while Disney World delights millions of children and adults every year, some visitors have been seriously injured and even killed in accidents involving various rides and attractions around the park.  Over the years, visitors and employees alike have been hurt and victimized by negligence.

    No one enters a cherished and family-friendly park like Disney World thinking they will be badly hurt, so on those occasions where it does happen, it can be a completely overwhelming experience. You suddenly find yourself trying to cope with a painful, costly, and physically restricting injury you never expected to sustain, while simultaneously dealing with emotional upset and planning around the time you will have to miss from work while you try to heal.

    The Reiff Law Firm: Disney World Accident Injury Attorneys

    While amusement park patrons understand that rides can be dangerous if not regularly inspected and maintained, they also expect that the park which owns, maintains, and operates those rides will take every reasonable precaution to help ensure visitor safety.  Unfortunately, this is not always the reality of the situation.  Negligent maintenance, improper ride operation, and defective equipment have all contributed to accidents over the years.  If negligence or other mistakes played a role in your accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation.

    At The Reiff Law Firm, we are committed to providing aggressive representation for our clients, and will conduct a detailed and thorough investigation into your accident and its underlying causes.  You deserve justice for the wrongs against you and your family.  Our firm is here to help.

    Accidents at Disney World Parks

    Disney World first opened its gates to the public in 1971, and today, annual attendance is estimated around 53 million guests.  Sadly, some of these guests will fall victim to completely preventable accidents caused by substandard ride assembly, maintenance, or operation. From 2005 to 2006 alone, four fatalities and 19 injuries occurred.

    Deaths and injuries have taken place at various parks which are part of Disney World, including:

    • Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    • Epcot
    • Magic Kingdom
    • Typhoon Lagoon

    Some attractions and park transportation features have been involved in multiple incidents, such as:

    • The Monorail
    • Pirates of the Caribbean
    • Primeval Whirl
    • Space Mountain

    Causes of Deaths and Injuries at Disney World

    The causes of Disney World’s documented deaths and injuries have varied widely, and some have been attributable to negligence or errors on behalf of the park.  To date, some of the causes of accidents and injuries at Disney World have included:

    • Broken restraining cables.
    • Direct strikes from moving rides.
    • Failure to operate the monorail train correctly.
    • Falls from heights.
    • Malfunctioning emergency exits.
    • Puddles of water causing slip and falls.
    • Strikes by falling objects.

    While amusement park injuries are frequently associated with the attractions, guests can be hurt without ever buckling into a ride if they are involved in a slip and fall accident.  Slip and falls can be caused by numerous factors, such as unsecured cables, loose debris, and wet spots on the ground.  If a theme park fails to take reasonable measures to keep the premises safe, including correcting known issues, the park may be liable for damages which occur as a result.

    Whether the cause of an injury is related to a slip and fall accident or an issue with one of the rides, the consequences in either case can be much the same: debilitating pain, severely restricted functionality, and financial strain.  Over the years, accidents have caused victims serious injuries and medical issues including but not limited to:

    • Cardiac Arrest
    • Crush Injuries
    • Memory Loss
    • Open Compound Fractures
    • Paralysis
    • Severe Burns
    • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

    In many cases, these injuries have lasting negative repercussions.  For instance, the memory loss suffered by one man who was struck by an object at Space Mountain in 1998 caused him to lose his job and source of income.  In severe accidents, victims have lost their lives.

    To schedule a private case evaluation completely free of charge, call The Reiff Law Firm at (215) 709-6940, or contact us online today.

    5.0/5.0
    personal injury lawyer

    ...I want to say that the Reiff Law Firm changed my entire life with handling of my legal case.

    As a former client, I want to say that the Reiff Law Firm changed my entire life with handling of my legal case. I was in a very serious automobile accident with severe injuries to neck and back areas. I contacted the law firm and asked what to do with the medical bills and how do I get the correct representation against the individual who rear-ended my car. In short, the firm took complete control of the case contacting my insurance company and asking for all the medical bills and legal matters be sent directly to them. I was able to get treatment from my doctor without worrying about the legal stuff. Furthermore, two years later the case was settled for a substantial amount of money. My life was much better due to the firm handling of my case. My attorneys at Reiff Law Firm are absolutely the best and I have recommended to my family friends. Thanks Reiff Law Firm.

    5.0/5.0
    personal injury lawyer

    I’m very comfortable to say there’s no better in the city.

    Before meeting with Jeffrey Reiff and Bob Szostak from the Reiff law firm I’ve consulted with a few other injury attorneys in the Philadelphia region. Difference was, these guys know their stuff! I was absolutely blown away by how compassionate and welcome this law firm makes you feel. Once signed with them I never went a single week without staying in the loop with the progress and updates these guys have on your case. Working with them for some time turned what was an injury case, into a family! From calls and meetings, to just calling in to say “hi how’s everything going” I’ve never felt like a beat was skipped. I’d recommended the Reiff law firm 100%! I’m very comfortable to say there’s no better in the city. The awards they’ve earned over the years speaks for itself! I can never thank the Reiff law firm and Bob Szostak enough for everything they’ve done, their professionalism, compassion and all of their knowledge and experience! Highly rated! Best in the city! I look forward continuing our relationship in the future. Thanks again My Reiff family!

    5.0/5.0
    personal injury lawyer

    What started out as a time for me that included a lot of doubt, questions and hopelessness has turned into one of a hopeful future.

    I highly recommend the team at the Reiff Law Firm. Both Jeff and Robert were there to guide me through a very difficult time. What started out as a time for me that included a lot of doubt, questions and hopelessness has turned into one of a hopeful future. The team at the Reiff Law Firm made me feel at ease and I had no doubts trusting them with various concerns. They kept me informed every step of the way without making me feel overwhelmed or anxious. Don't hesitate to contact them for your legal needs - especially if you want a team that has the utmost concern and compassion for their clients.

    5.0/5.0
    personal injury lawyer

    ...without them I would have been lost.

    I can’t say enough great things about the Attorneys at the Reiff Law Firm. They made me feel at ease when I was going through a very difficult time in my life. Never being in a situation like this I was so unsure of where to start and how to go about the process. Justin gave me options where I thought I had none and explained everything in a way that I could understand. Justin and the team helped me arrange all of the treatment and therapy that I needed, without them I would have been lost. My attorney John went to bat for me like no one else could have, his knowledge and professionalism is unmatched. If anyone is ever in need of a team of attorneys the Reiff Law Firm is my ONLY recommendation.

    5.0/5.0
    personal injury lawyer

    THE REIFF FIRM IS AN OUTSTANDING LAW FIRM!

    I was referred to the Reiff Law Firm by a friend who had previously been a client of the firm. My friend told me that the Reiff Firm had done an incredible job handling his case and treated him like family. My friend's recommendation was spot on. I am going to miss them now that my case is over. Attorney Reiff and Attorney Toczydlowski are excellent attorneys. They really care. They got me an INCREDIBLE RESULT. Most importantly they were there for me during some extremely dark and difficult times in my life. I highly recommend the Reiff Law Firm to anyone seeking the very best legal representation for injuries they suffered in an accident.

    5.0/5.0
    personal injury lawyer

    ...what started as a small settlement ended $100, 000 more than expected.

    I greatly appreciate the care and compassion the Reiff Law Firm has given to my family at a very difficult time. They left no stone unturned in their investigation and what started as a small settlement ended $100, 000 more than expected. They did not give up and treated us like family.

    Verdicts & Settlements

    $13 Million

    Auto Defect/Product Liability

    Read More
    $8 Million

    Auto Defect/Product Liability

    Read More

    Our Offices

    1500 John F. Kennedy Blvd #501
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
    Get Directions

    Get a Free Case Review

    "*" indicates required fields

    Name
    This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.