At Adamson Ahdoot LLP, we believe moments spent having fun shouldn’t be tarnished because someone else failed to make sure you and your loved ones were kept safe. When a visit to a carnival or trail ride is met with disaster, it’s important you retain the best legal representation possible.
With more than 30 years combined experience, our California carnival ride accident attorneys are well versed in the complexities of such cases and have the tools necessary to quickly navigate a successful outcome. Working alongside the best in investigation and medicine, we will build a strong case showing how someone else’s carelessness caused you or a loved one harm.
California Carnival Ride Accident Causes
According to statistics, children between the ages of 10 and 14 are most likely to be injured in a carnival ride. Children are involved in almost half of all amusement park accidents reported in the U.S. Sadly, this statistic could be higher as many more accidents go unreported.
Carnival ride accidents can be caused by many different factors but are more commonly attributed to:
Carnival ride operators must adhere to strict procedures such as start time, stop time, and passenger boarding to minimize the risk of injury to those on the ride.
Passengers can be put at risk for injury or death if a ride’s design element (e.g. speed, angle of turn) isn’t designed properly.
Most carnival rides are constructed of thousands of mechanical parts. Every part, like safety constraints, is vital to the safe operation of a ride. When a part fails or breaks down, the risk of an accident happening goes up.
Passengers are responsible for making sure they stay safe while on a ride. Passengers who fail to follow safety instructions, such as how to sit or secure themselves, can inflict serious harm on themselves and others.
What to Do Following a Trail Ride Accident
Horseback riding on a famed California Equestrian Center trail or along one of the city’s gorgeous beaches is a popular pastime for both residents and visitors. Despite being one of the nation’s most congested cities, there’s miles of trails to ride and a number of companies offering people of all ages the chance to get on a horse.
Horses may seem like docile creatures, but like many livestock animals, can kick, bite or trample if not given enough space. Unlike smaller animals, a large horse can cause serious harm to an individual if caught in its path. According to the National Age Safety Database (NASD), children between the ages of 5 and 14 are more likely to sustain a horse-related injury than any other age group. Women are also more likely to be involved in an accident with a horse than men, reports NASD.
If you or a loved one was injured while trail riding, do not wait to get medical attention. When you visit the doctor, make sure to tell him or her how you sustained your injury so an accurate record can be. It’s also important to keep any documentation of the care you received and any instructions you were given.
If you require follow up appointments or care, attend all appointments and follow the instructions of your doctor or healthcare provider. If you’re considering filing a legal claim against the person or company responsible for your injury, we recommend you keep a detailed account of how the injury has affected your way of life. For example: if you’re unable to work because of your injury, keep track of your lost wages.
Finally, contact a California trail riding accident lawyer at Adamson Ahdoot LLP today. Our skilled personal injury attorneys will help you decipher any confusing aspects of the legal process so you can have peace of mind while recovering from your injury.
Common Injuries Caused by Carnival & Trail Ride Accidents
Carnival rides can cause a wide range of injuries and tragically, even death. A few of the different types of injuries victims have suffered while on a carnival ride include:
- Open and closed head injuries
- Complete and incomplete paralysis
- Spinal cord injuries
- Cuts and bruises
- Drowning-related injuries
- Neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Ligament injuries
- Emotional distress
Horses and other types of livestock animals can inflict serious harm and cause devastating injuries like:
- Crushed and broken bones
- Muscle, tendon, and ligament injuries
- Bites and puncture wounds
- Brain and head injuries
- Lacerations and contusions
- Infection-related injuries
No Case is Too Tough for Adamson Ahdoot LLP
The California trail ride attorneys at Adamson Ahdoot LLP have handled many serious injury cases and aren’t afraid to take cases other lawyers find complex. Our approach to handling challenging cases is to build a solid case proving undoubtedly why you deserve maximum money for:
- Medical and hospital expenses
- Lost wages
- Dismemberment or disability
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Contact us immediately following your accident so we can review your case and answer any questions you may have about filing a lawsuit.
More than 30 Years Legal Experience Handling Carnival & Trail Ride Accident Cases
Our California carnival ride accident attorneys have more than 30 years legal experience helping the seriously injured fight for their rights. We’ve recovered millions for our clients and know how to get the job done when battling large companies and insurance agencies.
To learn how we can help you get justice for a preventable accident, submit a contact form today or call (424) 392-7649 to set up a time to speak with one of our lawyers.
We know money won’t make your injury go away, but it can lessen the financial burden associated with a serious injury.