Seeking Compensation From Disneyland
Matters of personal injury are complex enough, but when an accident occurs on the property of an amusement park your options are limited. Unlike in other scenarios where you can simply have authorities or medical assistance come to you, when you’re on vacation you are stuck on a very large property. At Disneyland, they have nurses on staff that is armed with over-the-counter medicines, but for more serious matters they need to transport you to the nearest hospital. While these amusement parks do their best to maintain a safe environment for all patrons, accidents still happen. Disney even has their own claims department to deal with cases of personal injury. In the event that something goes wrong, here are a few steps you can take if you are injured at “The Happiest Place on Earth”.
Alert A Cast Member
The first thing that you should do is report your claim as soon as the incident occurs. You should contact the nearest employee or cast member, as Disney calls them, to inform them. Filling out an incident report will be documentation you can use later on that confirms that the accident occurred on the park’s property.
Seek Proper Medical Attention
Even if the incident is minor, it is important to seek some sort of medical attention. If you felt that your injury was important enough to report, but then there is no record of a visit to their Aid Center or a visit to a nearby Urgent Care, then it can be used against you later on. For minor injuries, you should at least make contact with the nurses and medical staff that are available to you at the park. Not only can it bring you some peace of mind, but it can go on record that you attempted to treat your injury. For more serious accidents, transportation to the hospital is complimentary, so you should not worry about any added costs.
Proceed With Caution
After a claim is reported, you must be wary of all interactions with the Disney claims department. You will most likely be assigned a claims representative, and they will want to ask you questions. Know your rights, and tell them that you cannot answer any questions unless you have your attorney present.
Legal Strategy Behind You Case
Amusement parks like Disneyland have a certain legal responsibility to act with reasonable care. In the event that you are injured, your case will rely on the ability to prove that park, and the park’s employees were operating negligently.
Contact Legal Counsel
Whenever you and your family plan a vacation to a place like Disneyland, you never expect for an accident to happen. An injury sustained at an amusement park should not be something you’re forced to deal with alone. If you feel your situation was caused by the negligence of those in the park, then you may be entitled to legal compensation. To learn more about your case, call Los Angeles Injury Group at 310-954-7248 today.