Disneyland parks are generally safe, but injuries do occur once in a while. A serious slip, trip, or fall can ruin a vacation, cause significant pain and suffering, and incur expensive medical bills. Injuries on rides, roller coasters, or attractions can cause permanent disability or death.
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Over 100+ Disneyland Lawsuits Since 2007
The Orange County Register has conducted an investigation which revealed there have been 140 Disneyland personal injury lawsuits since 2007. At least one-third of the lawsuits were for slip, trip, or fall injuries. The Register also found that the vast majority of the Disneyland injury lawsuits were either dismissed or settled out of court.
According to the Register, here are a few examples of Disneyland injury lawsuits that settled:
- At Goofy’s Kitchen in a Disneyland hotel, a woman slipped on some eggs that were left on the floor in the dining area
- A Disneyland employee spilled hot coffee on a man’s arm
- At Disneyland, a sheet of metal flew off the roof of a snack cart, causing a man to become injured
- At Disneyland, a women was hit in the head when an umbrella in the food-court fell over, triggering seizures
Disneyland Injuries and Accidents
Every year, millions of people visit Disneyland theme parks. Thousands of people are employed as workers at the parks. Yet there are usually only a few dozen Disneyland personal injury lawsuits filed every year. This is evidence that Disneyland theme parks are generally safe for visitors and employees. This makes sense — the park has a strong incentive to keep everyone safe and happy. A serious injury inside the park can ruin a vacation, or damage the park’s reputation as a safe place for everyone.
Once in a while, serious Disneyland injuries do occur. They do not happen very often, and they are not always Disneyland’s fault. Sometimes, however, Disneyland is at fault for the injury, and they could be found negligent and be held financially liable for your injury. Proving negligence is a critical part of winning a personal injury case, which is why most people decide to hire an experienced personal injury attorney to handle their Disneyland injury lawsuit.
Disneyland has a strong incentive to settle cases quickly and quietly, to avoid the negative publicity. Very few Disneyland injury lawsuits go to trial. Most cases settle outside a courtroom for an undisclosed sum of money.
If you win a Disneyland injury lawsuit, you could be entitled to significant financial compensation — for your past and future medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, decreased quality of life, and more.
Disneyland Slips, Trips, and Falls
Slips, trips, or falls are some of the most common Disneyland injuries. They are not always Disneyland’s fault — sometimes, people are careless. Other times, Disneyland is at fault for not maintaining safe walking areas in the park.
What are some possible ways a slip, trip, or fall injury could occur at Disneyland? Pools of water on a slippery surface could present a slipping hazard. Or maybe in a food area, Disneyland employees neglected to clean up spilled food. Perhaps a steep walkway or stairway had no railings, or an unexpected curb was poorly marked, or the boarding area for a water ride was slippery. There are many ways slip, trip, or fall injuries could occur in Disneyland.
A serious trip, slip, or fall could cause the following injuries:
- Broken bones
- Sprains, strains
- Pulled or torn muscles, ligaments, or tendons
- Cuts, scrapes, lacerations
- Head, neck, back, or spinal injuries
- Joint injuries (especially wrist or ankle)
Disneyland Injuries on Rides and Attractions
It is very rare, but occasionally, the rides, roller coasters, and attractions at Disneyland cause serious injuries. A serious, life-threatening injury can occur when a ride is not designed safely, or the ride is not maintained properly, or the ride operators are not following safety procedures. Disneyland ride injuries have caused amputations, disabilities, and death.
How could an injury occur on a ride or attraction at Disneyland?
- Disneyland fails to properly maintain and inspect a ride, leading to a malfunction that causes serious injury
- Employees are not properly trained on how to safely operate a ride, leading to an accident that causes injury to a visitor or the employee
- The driver of a tram, bus, or ride is not paying attention, and they hit a visitor or crash the vehicle
- A roller coaster ride operator fails to properly secure visitors in the ride, which causes severe whiplash or a back injury
- And more
Do I have a Disneyland Injury Lawsuit?
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