Anaheim, Calif. — An Alaskan woman filed suit against the Walt Disney Company, seeking $3 million in California federal court, alleging she suffered a traumatic brain injury while exiting the Space Mountain roller coaster ride at Disneyland. Sarah Andrews stated in her complaint that she “violently struck” her head against a low concrete ceiling when diverted into a dimly lit maintenance tunnel after the ride malfunctioned.
During the exit route, a Disneyland attendant instructed the group, including Andrews, to look down and watch their step. The attendant failed to warn the riders about the low ceiling, causing Andrews to hit her head. She later went to the emergency room and was diagnosed with a concussion. Andrews was eventually diagnosed with traumatic brain injury and permanent impairment requiring extensive continuing treatment.
Common Theme Park Injuries
Amusement parks are commercial locations that include rides, games, food booths and other attractions for the entertainment of its patrons. A theme park is an amusement park that is centered on a specific theme, such as Disneyland. Although theme parks are supposed to be fun and a place of enjoyment, they do pose safety risks. Some injuries you can suffer at a theme park include:
- Strain or sprain of the neck
- Stroke resulting from neck trauma
- Traumatic brain injury or other types of closed head injuries
- Broken bones
- Death from falling
Regardless of what type of injury you suffered while at an amusement park, you may be entitled to compensation. These establishments have significant insurance coverage because amusements carry risks.
It is important that you are not quick to accept an insurance settlement without the advice of an experienced Orange County theme park accident attorney. You need to understand the full extent of your injuries and any future injury related expenses, as well as such intangible costs as pain and suffering, before you settle your case.
Contact an Experienced Orange County Theme Park Accident Attorney
If you or a loved has been in an amusement park accident, you should discuss your legal options with an attorney as you may be entitled to compensation. The Orange County theme park accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas advocate for our clients’ full financial recovery through hard work and an aggressive approach. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys, please call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates at 949-727-9300.