Between the time off school and work and the festive decor, the holiday season is one of the most popular times to visit Disneyland. Unfortunately, the large crowds also mean that the potential to get injured at this famous Anaheim adventure park is higher during this time of year. So what happens if you or a loved one gets injured at Disneyland?
Let's start with this important point-- you have legal options. Here are some of your amusement park injuries questions answered:
- Didn't I waive my right to sue by purchasing a ticket? There's a lot of confusion around this point and rightfully so. Disneyland, like a lot of other California amusement parks limits their liability when you purchase a ticket into the park. Think of it as akin to signing a liability waiver for an activity. Setting up their tickets this way is intended to limit their liability but that does not necessarily mean that they cannot be held responsible for injuries that happen on their property so do not make this costly assumption!
- I was injured in their parking lot, does that count as Disneyland property? Of course. Parking lots are usually always the property of the business and the Disneyland parking lot certainly is. If not managed properly, the parking crowds can be downright hectic and in looking for a parking spot or trying to leave can make people pay less attention to the possible accidents and injuries around them. Getting hit by another car, falling in a poorly lit area or slipping on a liquid or improperly maintained path are just a couple examples of major injuries that can happen in the Disneyland parking lot.
- What legal theory would my personal injury lawsuit be based on? We get it-- you think personal injury and you probably think car accident but the world of California personal injury is actually quite expansive. Depending on the nature of your injury, there are multiple theories, including: negligence, premises liability and product liability. During your initial free consultation with us we will go over all the questions you have about your potential lawsuit.
At the most basic level, Disneyland has a duty to you to keep the park safe from known (and many unknown) dangers. For instance, their rides should be fun, entertaining and safe. When their failure to keep a ride in proper working order results in an injury or death, you have a very strong case against the park to recover for your injuries and more. With the huge influx of crowds it is hard for the park to keep everything safe for visitors but that is not something that you should have to pay for. If you have suffered an injury while visiting Disneyland or another amusement park, be sure to get in touch with Walch Law to discuss your injuries further-- do not wait and miss this important opportunity to file a personal injury lawsuit and get the funds you deserve. At Walch Law, we are here to help you every step of the way. We look forward to hearing from you.