Attorney for roller coaster accidents

Attorney for roller coaster accidents

When you and your family plan for a fun day at an amusement park, you have a right to expect that all of the rides and amusements have been properly maintained, and that employees have been adequately trained to run the rides so you can enjoy your day without having to worry about potential accidents or other dangerous situations.

Some of the biggest and most popular attractions in amusement parks are roller coasters. Simultaneously, roller coasters are the most dangerous rides at amusement parks. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, from 1987-2000, 51 people were killed on amusement parks rides, with close to half of amusement park deaths being attributed to roller coasters.

Most injuries or deaths on roller coasters and other types of rides are due to:

  • Mechanical failure of the roller coaster — could be the result of a manufacturing defect or poor maintenance on the part of the park owners or improperly trained maintenance staff 
  • Improper operation of the rider — employee failure when latching a seatbelt, failure to engage a safety bar, or an abrupt stop to the ride
  • Passenger misuse or failure to follow instructions
  • Inherent nature of a roller coaster — injuries may result from the nature of the ride itself; in other words, cars are moving at a great speed and on tracks that are built to great heights

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as the result of a roller coaster accident, you may qualify for a personal injury or wrongful death claim if you can prove negligence or carelessness on the part of the employees, operators, and/or owners of the park. 

Gregory A. Yates, roller coaster accident attorney, has over 40 years experience in the field of personal injury law and can advise you as to whether you’re eligible for a personal injury claim or, in the case of a death, a wrongful death claim.

Attorney Gregory Yates

Gregory Yates, attorney for roller coaster accidents, has had significant success with personal injury cases including those involving wrongful deaths in the greater Los Angeles area as well as throughout Southern California.

His firm has successfully recovered over half a billion dollars on behalf of clients in personal injury settlements, awards, and jury verdicts. 

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Southern California has an abundance of theme parks and amusement parks with roller coasters, including Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Six Flags Magic Mountain.  

If you or a family member has been injured on a roller coaster or other amusement park ride, you have specific rights under personal injury laws in the state of California. If you can prove negligence or carelessness on the the part of the owners, operators, or employees, you may be compensated for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. 

Schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney who can advise you on whether you have a personal injury or wrongful death claim if someone who loved died as a result of the accident. 

Contact the law firm of Gregory A. Yates, roller coaster accident attorney.