Sky Zone was founded in 2004. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, the company now has over 100 locations around the world. Sky Zone has become a big name in the Indoor Active Entertainment Parks industry. In many cases, Sky Zone is the first establishment that people think of when trampoline parks are mentioned.
Like many other establishments in the industry, Sky Zone has been associated with many incidents in the past. Many of these incidents have ultimately resulted in lawsuits. Without a doubt, some of the different attractions at Sky Zone locations can be risky and can lead to unexpected injuries – one of these being the ziplining. If you or a loved one sustained injuries at a Skyzone ziplining accident, it is essential that you seek legal help as soon as possible, as you might have grounds to file a lawsuit.
For more information about the legal options available to you after an accident at Sky Zone, contact us today. Our injury lawyers here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group are more than ready to evaluate your injury lawsuit, help you pursue your claim, and get you the settlement that you are owed. You can trust that our lawyers are more than ready to take on your accident claim and help you recover the payout that you are owed. If you are ready to discuss your claim with our lawyers with experience in Sky Zone Injury lawsuits, contact us today.
Sky Zone Ziplining Accidents
Throughout the years, the number of injury cases against Skyzone has increased significantly. Many of these cases stem from injuries caused by their ziplining attraction. Unfortunately, in many of these cases, Skyzone has tried to and effectively gotten away with liability by because they make all their clients sign a liability waiver. In fact, most people who sign these waivers before participating in these activities think that the waivers are bulletproof, so they often don’t even try to take any legal action if an incident occurs. This is not the case, however. In fact, with the correct information and representation, injured parties can sue even after signing a liability waiver.
More About Ziplining Accidents at Skyzone and Liability Waivers
Too many people believe that signing a liability waiver completely prevents them from pursuing a claim in case of injury. However, this is what businesses like Sky Zone want you to believe. Ultimately, a liability waiver could prevent injured parties from suing; however, some injured parties could have the right to sue even if they had previously signed a liability waiver.
Can I really still sue if I signed a liability waiver?
Yes – however, we must evaluate the facts surrounding the incident. To be able to sue even after signing a liability waiver, the incident and resulting injuries must have been directly caused by the negligence of the company. For example, if the injured individual was not given any instructions (including safety instructions), the cushions below the zipline were misplaced or missing, the employee operating the ride was untrained, the attraction had not been inspected thoroughly or had not been maintained/repaired, etc., then the company could potentially be held liable.
If injured parties can still sue, then why does Sky Zone require liability waivers? Ziplining is a risky activity. Although the ziplining attraction at Sky Zone is, of course, not as dangerous as traditional ziplining, there are still a number of risks. In fact, we have seen multiple cases stemming from Skyzone ziplining injuries. Past incidents have been caused by different dangers with the attraction, including the following: the attraction being at an improper height, the cushions underneath being misplaced or completely missing, the harness being too loose, etc. At the heights of these ziplining attractions, a fall can be devastating – especially considering that Sky Zone does not provide any sort of safety equipment like helmets. Because of the inherent risk of the attraction, it makes sense that the company requires these waivers.
What happens if an accident occurs but the injured party signed a liability waiver? In these cases, the company can still be held liable. The victim and their legal team will need to demonstrate that the operator or company knew of the dangers present but failed to take any action to remedy the situation and make the attraction safe. Even if you signed a liability waiver, you could successfully file a lawsuit as long as you can prove that there was a gross disregard for safety. Proving gross negligence would essentially throw the waiver out the window, meaning that injured parties could sue for damages.
Undeniably, the company will fight aggressively to try to enforce the waiver. However, if you can prove that the establishment had knowledge of the risk present to guests, then a judge is likely to decide in your favor and the liability waiver will not be upheld.
When you beat a liability waiver, you also improve your bargaining position, meaning that you have the opportunity to push for a resolution and for the best result for your case. Unfortunately, if you lose the matter of the waiver, your case can be tossed out.
Some of the Possible Ziplining Injuries at Sky Zone Locations
Potential injuries can include the following:
- Head injuries (including traumatic brain injuries)
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
These are just some of the few injuries that innocent parties, many of which are likely to be children, can sustain in Skyzone ziplining accidents. No matter the specific injury that you or a loved one suffered in a Sky Zone zipline accident, it is important that you seek legal help immediately. You could have the right to file a lawsuit.
What Compensation is Available for Recovery?
Given that your lawsuit is successful, you could be entitled to receive compensation for some of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs (in case of wrongful death)
- Loss of consortium (in case of wrongful death)
- Punitive damages
- Legal fees
For more information about the categories of compensation that could be available for you to recover, do not hesitate to contact the experts here at our law firm immediately. Our lawyers are ready to aggressively fight for your right to recover the highest settlement available for your claim.
How Much is My Case Worth?
What is the value of my Skyzone zipline accident case? How much is my case worth? Of course, these are very common questions. For some, whether or not they decide to follow through with their case depends on the answer to these questions.
There are three things to consider when evaluating the injuries. These include the following:
- Injuries– How bad are the injuries? Do the injuries require long-term care?
- Liability – How clear is liability in the accident? Can you prove liability in front of a jury?
- Insurance – how much insurance coverage is available to cover the incident?
Evaluating these three factors is just the start when determining the possible value of a claim. This is because injury cases, in general, are so different from one another. No two cases can have the same result.
Ultimately, only a jury can determine the true value of your ziplining accident claim. Although it is possible to get fair settlements before trial, a jury trial is the most important way to pressure the defense into paying what is fair.
How Long Do I Have to Sue?
All injury lawsuits are subject to a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations determines the total length of time that claimants have to file their claims. Ultimately, this deadline is based on state law – and can range from one year to up to six years. In California, however, injury claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. For more information regarding the time that you have to file your ziplining injury claim against SkyZone, contact us today.
Contact Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
If you are ready to discuss your incident and your right to sue, you should contact us immediately. Our lawyers here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group are more than ready to handle your claim and help you recover the settlement that you are owed – no matter if you had previously signed a liability waiver. Here at our law firm, we offer free consultations and free second opinions so that you can get the help that you need whether you want to begin or continue your claim.
Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients will not be required to pay any upfront legal costs for any of our legal services. In addition, our firm works on contingency; this means that our clients will not be required to pay anything until after winning their claims. If you are ready to speak with our lawyers, contact us today.