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Ruling Favors Disney in Cases Involving Amusement Park Accidents

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on August 8, 2010

A jury decision in a recent California case involving whether or not the legal term “common carriers” applies to amusement parks as well as bus companies, airlines and other businesses classified as common carriers favored Disney and other amusement park operators. The ruling in this case is very important as five years ago, the California Supreme Court declared that amusement park operators are common carriers and subject to strict safety regulations for rides and other attractions. Amusement parks are, of course, subject to safety standards, but those that govern businesses classified as common carriers are far stricter.

The main distinction between common carriers and other businesses is that when someone accuses common carriers of negligence, they must prove they used the “utmost” care to prevent an accident. Other types of businesses must only prove they exercised “reasonable” care. To people outside the legal profession, the distinction may seem small. However, to an amusement park accident victim and his or her family, there is nothing small about the injury or the costs of medical care. This is one of the many reasons why accident victims and their families seek the services of an experienced Orlando personal injury lawyer such as James O. Cunningham. To schedule a free consultation with this Orlando amusement park accident attorney, call his law offices today at 888-425-2004 or 407-425-2000.

James O. Cunningham

Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.

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