I Was Injured at a San Diego Attraction. Can I Sue?

Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Apr 12, 2013

Whether you were injured at SeaWorld, Belmont Park, the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Wild Animal Park, Legoland California, Knott's Berry Farm, the USS Midway Museum or another Southern California attraction, you may be able to sue to recover compensation for your medical bills and other damages. Determining who is liable and for how much money, however, can be challenging. When can you hold an amusement park owner or another property owner accountable for your injuries?

Your child was on a ride when it suddenly malfunctioned, causing him to fall from the ride and suffer serious injuries. Can you sue? Yes. The amusement park had a duty to ensure that its rides operated safely. If it failed to properly maintain its ride and that ride malfunctioned, causing injury, it is liable.

You slipped and fell on liquid that was not clearly marked at SeaWorld. Can you sue? In this case, you will need to determine how long the liquid had been on the ground. If the park maintenance staff knew or should have known about the liquid and did not take action to warn of the hazard or clean it up, then you may have a case.

You were assaulted in a parking lot of a San Diego attraction. Can you sue? In this case, whether you can sue depends on a number of factors. Was there adequate lighting? Were there an adequate number of security guards on staff? How did the assault happen? The key to these types of premises liability cases is to prove that the owners of the attraction did not keep the property reasonably safe.

These are only a few examples of the accidents that can happen at a San Diego attraction. If you have been injured at a zoo, amusement park or other attraction, we strongly recommend speaking with an attorney about your case. There are many nuances to premises liability cases and an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you determine who is liable for your injuries.

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