Theme parks are responsible for taking reasonable measures toward ensuring the safety of their guests. If a park is negligent in its duties, and a guest is killed or sustains an injury as a result of that negligence, the park may be financially liable for the resulting damages. If you were injured at a Universal Studios location, or if someone you love was wrongfully killed, you could have a claim to significant compensation for your losses, pain, and suffering.
To schedule a free and confidential legal consultation with a Universal Studios accident injury lawyer, call The Reiff Law Firm right away at (215) 709-6940. Let’s start exploring your options together.
The Reiff Law Firm: Universal Studios Accident Injury Attorneys
The aftermath of a serious accident is extremely draining, physically, emotionally, and financially. You are suddenly left adjusting to painful injuries, processing emotional distress, and trying to accommodate large and unexpected medical bills. You may be undergoing physical therapy or re-learning how to use part of your body, working through emotional trauma, or making arrangements to spend time away from work while you recuperate.
With so many challenges already thrust upon you, you shouldn’t have to be burdened with the additional challenge of seeking justice on your own. Let the experienced personal injury attorneys of The Reiff Law Firm help represent and advocate for you during this difficult time. Our dedicated legal team is equipped with more than three decades of experience, and we have handled numerous cases involving a wide variety of rides, defects, and injuries at amusement parks and water parks of all sizes. When you need the support of a driven, aggressive legal team, call on The Reiff Law Firm.
A History of Accidents at Universal Studios
Universal parks safely entertain millions of guests each year, and the vast majority of visitors never encounter any issues. However, accidents have taken place in the past.
For example, in summer of 2011, a rider on the Dragon Challenge roller coaster was blinded after being struck by an object. Although the attraction was deemed safe, the following month, another passenger on the Dragon Challenge was also struck in the face with an unidentified object.
Some accidents at Universal Studios have not involved the rides themselves. In April of 2011, for example, a man was killed after being tasered for disorderly conduct. The autopsy determined that excessive tasering and handling by security guards contributed to the man’s death.
Furthermore, people can be injured in slip and fall accidents if a park is poorly maintained. Wet surfaces, unsecured cables, wobbly railings, uneven surfaces, and other factors can all contribute to slip and fall accidents.
Injuries Commonly Caused by Universal Studios Theme Park Accidents
Injuries which can result from amusement park accidents include:
- Facial Injuries
- Head Injuries
- Multiple Fractures
- Nerve Damage
- Severe Lacerations
- Internal Bleeding
- Neck Injuries
- Vision Loss
- Organ Damage
- Severe Burns
- Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
These medical problems can be contributed to by a variety of issues, ranging from rides, to ride operators, to security personnel, to the physical condition of the park itself.
For example, if a ride operator is negligent in his or her duties and permits a child who is too small onto a ride, the child could be hurt because they are not properly secured. If a ride has a defect, such as a lap bar which fails to lock, a passenger could fall out or be ejected. If a security guard uses excessive force, the victim can suffer from broken bones or even be killed. If a guardrail is broken, a patron could easily fall and break their nose, wrist, or sustain other injuries.
Universal Studios Accident Injury Lawyer Offering Free Consultations
If you or someone you love was hurt at Universal Studios, you may be able to receive financial compensation. To arrange for a private case evaluation completely free of charge, call the experienced attorneys of The Reiff Law Firm at (215) 709-6940, or contact us online today.