According to news reports, a lamppost on Main Street USA collapsed last Monday morning Nov. 20 at Disneyland, injuring three park visitors.
The incident, which happened shortly before 8:30 a.m. and left an elderly woman hospitalized with a head injury, was attributed to wind gusts of up to 60 mph at the well-known California theme park in Anaheim, according to reports.
According to Sgt. John McClintock, a spokesman for the Anaheim Fire Department, two more people were harmed from the lamp post falling and received treatment for minor injuries at the scene.
The lamppost, which was situated in a flower bed near the Disneyland flagpole, has served as the stage lighting for parades and other Main Street events.
The incident occurred close to Town Square and the Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln opera house; guests were momentarily directed away from it, but the theme park remained open, according to reports.
Disneyland, Disney World, and amusement parks in general are spectacular locations to create magical memories. People of all ages regrettably sustain injuries at Disneyland and Disney World, as well as other Florida amusement parks, every year, prompting the need for a Florida Disney World and Theme Park Injury Lawyer.
If you or a member of your family has been hurt in an amusement park, there are some factors and details that you should be aware of. You will be in the best position to defend your rights and interests if you have a thorough awareness of these issues.
Even though Disneyland, Disney World, and other amusement parks are constructed with visitors’ pleasure and fun in mind, there may be unforeseen risks. There are several injury types that can occur in an amusement park that visitors should be aware of.
Slip and fall accidents are the most frequent kind of mishap that occurs in amusement parks. Owners and operators of amusement parks are aware of this fact, and it is their general responsibility to take reasonable precautions to keep their guests safe from potential slips, trips, and falls.
Food and drink products that have been contaminated and sold at an amusement park are another potential source of injury. A theme park has a responsibility to ensure that the food and drinks it serves are safe for consumption, just as it does to prevent customers from slipping and falling.
At amusement parks, non-catastrophic ride injuries do happen occasionally.
Some common scenarios include:
- Cuts, scrapes, and lacerations from broken equipment or poorly set up buildings.
- Whiplash from being thrown from side to side on certain rides.
- Head, neck, and back injuries from bumper cars and roller coasters.
- Broken bones, head injuries, sprains, or bruises from slip and fall accidents or objects falling.
- Injuries from being pinched by or bumping their heads on ride safety restraints.
A major ride-related incident may cause fatalities or seriously injure people. An injured individual or the family of someone who was killed on a park attraction should be quick to obtain legal help to hold the park responsible for their negligent actions and secure full and fair financial compensation.
Our Florida Disney World and Theme Park Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can advise you on what steps to take next after you have suffered an injury while on park premises. Call us today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online to request a completely free consultation. We want to help you understand all your legal options and rights.