People are attracted to roller coasters for the thrill and excitement of a fast and often high-altitude ride. They are meant to feign danger, not to actually become a danger. Unfortunately, roller coaster accidents are a reality and when they do occur they are often deadly. If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a roller coaster accident in one of California's many amusement parks, look to our law firm for compassionate and dedicated legal representation.
Knowledgeable Injury Counsel For Derailed Roller Coaster Victims
At the Law Offices of William W. Green & Associates, our team of lawyers has more than 30 years of experience in helping accident and injury victims throughout California. We represent injured victims in all types of amusement park accidents, including roller coaster derailments.
If your loved one passed away as a result of his or her injuries sustained in the roller coaster crash, we can file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of his or her estate. Wrongful death benefits include funeral expenses, past medical bills as well as loss of companionship. We will fight for maximum damages for you and your family after such a tragic loss. Please schedule your complimentary initial consultation with one of our attorneys today.
Why Roller Coaster Accidents Occur
When the unthinkable happens, a roller coaster completely derails and injures and kills dozens, the first question is why? Why did something happen? And then: could it have been prevented? In many cases, the answer is yes: the accident could have been prevented. Roller coasters involve very heavy equipment and parts. It is the duty of the amusement park or theme park as a business to properly maintain the roller coaster and continue to conduct safety inspections. Unsafe or improperly maintained roller coasters are ticking time bombs, and it is just a matter of time before an accident occurs.
Other causes include the operation of the roller coaster itself. The operator could have not been trained properly or there could have been a lack of supervision. Furthermore, guests of the amusement park should be properly warned of weight and height restrictions. Sometimes, it is a combination of many errors or negligent actions. Whatever the cause, we will investigate and find out as well as hold all negligent parties accountable.
For additional information or to schedule an appointment at our Southern California law firm, please call toll free at 800-524-5446.