Recreation Accident BLAWG

Jan 30, 2019

Skyslide Attraction More Dangerous than Previously Believed

While the new Skyslide is a significant tourist attraction, there is a hidden risk for visitors. Many seek out the "Skyslide." And at least one woman has been severely injured while riding it. So some L.A. personal injury attorneys may have found a new cottage industry here. A new lawsuit shows the risk presented to the public and the insufficient safety checks done to prevent harm from coming to visitors. The case report is in Curbed Los Angeles. Even though it's just open a month at the U.S. Bank Tower, the slide already claimed a victim. Gayle Yashar, 57, of New York claimed that she broke her ankle while using the slide. She and her husband filed a complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court, the company that owns the U.S. Bank Towner, Our, and Legends Hospitality, the operator of the slide. The lawsuit says that the slide accelerates so fast that visitors cannot correctly slow down in time to prevent injury. Yashar and her attorney even posted the video of her trip down the Skyslide on Youtube. Options for Injured Skyslide Users. In case you or a family member injure yourselves using the Skyslide, there are options open for you. Ehline Law successfully represented hundreds of clients injured due to unsafe conditions at entertainment venues, including amusement parks and others. We understand the risks that many companies overlook to open their locations, often at the expense of visitors. Ehline Law has experience fighting for tighter safety requirements at these sites to prevent future injury for others. We also seek compensation for the victim's families, including medical expenses, loss of work, and more. Hence, our team has the experience needed to go toe to toe with even the largest companies and demand to make the injured party whole again. We will travel anywhere in California to discuss your case with you. Furthermore, we offer a variety of services, determining your legal options.

Jan 6, 2019

Great Escape Accident Just One of Many

Knott's ride
This last weekend an accident at Six Flags in Upstate New York caused a girl to plummet 25 feet to the arms of other patrons. Onlookers called the accident "horrifying." The case made national headlines and included a viral video of the event. CBS News reported on the scene. A Delaware 14-year-old fell from a stopped gondola ride. The "Sky Ride" stopped as the girl was riding it with another minor. The operator stopped the ride after hearing that one of the riders was in distress. The girl struck a tree before falling into the crowd. She was evacuated by helicopter to the hospital. The fall injured one man who caught the falling teen. While officials say the ride was in working order, far more questions remain. Furthermore, it appears that there are no proper procedures to avoid such a situation. There are no evacuation or emergency extraction procedures for the ride. Altogether, they are a vital danger. What Are My Rights if Injured at an Amusement Park? Many park owners and insurance companies do their best to minimize their liability after a severe accident. Many insurance carriers outright refuse to honor their policies and try to shortchange the injured party or parties. There are far more rights for the hurt parties than often reported. Each person has the right to counsel and a chance to bring their case to light. Many companies hide their safety record and try to pay off the accident victims quickly. But this record often does not take into account long-term injuries or other issues. So in many cases, it does not solve the underlying issue that caused the accident in the first place. For more information, keep reading our site about the risks at amusement and theme parks. The Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC, successfully handled some similar injury cases. Our experience is critical for families facing medical issues from such accidents. Contact us for more information.

Mar 26, 2018

Boy’s Death on Waterslide Highlights Theme Park Dangers

The case of Caleb Schwab is one of the most tragic in recent memory. The 10-year-old was decapitated in 2016, riding a waterslide in Kansas. The Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City built the world's tallest waterslide. They also created an engineering nightmare and ignored critical engineering safeguards. A previously sealed indictment provides the information. As the SF Gate reported, the case sends shockwaves across Kansas and theme parks in general. The 170-foot ride, known as the Verruckt, caused young Caleb's death and more than another dozen injuries. The Kansas Attorney General's office is prosecuting the company and one of its former employees. Tyler Austin Miles, the former Director of Operations for the park, is charged with involuntary manslaughter and aggravated battery, interference with law enforcement, and aggravated endangering a child. Negligence, and Worse. Perhaps most damning is the knowledge that the park officials knew the ride was unsafe. This negligence caused some critical failures leading to Caleb's death. Even after some injuries, the company left the journey open. The AG's office also alleges the company hid vital information. Victims of the park are still open to compensation. In fact, severe errors also highlight common issues at other theme parks. Many other parks have similar histories. Furthermore, some parks do not correctly account for safety procedures and means of shutting down rides. In short, many of these parks put profit over their consumers. Sound familiar? Contact Ehline Law immediately. Our firm specializes in similar cases. In fact, the Ehline Law Firm APLC is the top California theme park injury law office. We also represented related injury cases in multiple states. Our advice is free, and we visit anywhere in the country to consult. We are your shield. Let our experience work for your family.