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Breaking News: an incident involving Universal Studios Hollywood’s largest attraction leaves 15 people injured. According to reports, the fire department received an emergency call shortly after 9pm on Saturday, April 20, 2024 and responded to the scene. The last car on the four-car tram had struck a rail when traveling down a hill hear a parking structure, according to Lt. Abal with the Sheriff’s Department. There seemed to be an issue with the brakes, although the incident remains under investigation. Although the tram can hold more than 100 people, it is unclear how many were onboard at the time of the crash. The crash caused several passengers to fall out of the car. A total of 15 passengers were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. A passenger on an earlier tram stated that their tram was stopped around 8pm because of smoke and a odor seemingly coming from the brake pads; the passengers on this tram were transferred to another tram to continue the tour.

If you or a member of your family were injured at Universal Studios Hollywood during the World-Famous Studio Tour, on any other ride, or anywhere else on the premises, you could have the right to file a lawsuit. For more information about the legal options available to you, please do not hesitate to reach out to the experts here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible.

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Possible Causes of Studio Tram Accidents

The trams at Universal Studios Hollywood are constantly moving. The four-car trams can hold over 100 people at a time. The studio tour is anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour long. Just as quickly as the tram drops off passengers, new passengers are getting back on. Seatbelts are not provided.

Some possible causes of tram accidents include the following:

  • Brake issues (faulty brakes, worn out brakes, etc.)
  • Human error (speeding, taking turns to fast, ignoring traffic signs, etc.)
  • Electrical issues
  • Mechanical issues
  • Road hazards
  • Poorly light roadways

Although the incident above remains under investigation, it appears that the crash on 04/20/24 happened due to brake issues.

Studio Tour Tram Accident Injuries

Some of the injuries that tram passengers could have suffered include the following:

  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Hip injuries
  • Pelvic injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Fractures
  • Burn injuries
  • Crushing injuries
  • Nerve injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Scrapes and bruises

If you suffered any of these injuries in a tram accident at Universal Studios, contact us today. You could have the right to sue and receive compensation.

Universal Studios Hollywood Liability for Incidents on the Premises

The theme park is owned by NBCUniversal. Under the concept of premise liability, property owners have a duty to ensure that their premises remain free of any hazards or dangerous conditions that could ultimately lead to incidents and harm. All of the rides and attractions should also be safe and not pose a threat to guests. The studio tour is an attraction. Guests get on a tram and are driven around the backlot for up to an hour. NBCUniversal has a duty to ensure that their trams are all in a safe condition, all their drivers have the appropriate training and supervision, and that all backlot roads are free of hazards. When there is an incident on the tram – or on any other attraction – NBCUniversal can be liable, especially if the hazard or dangerous condition could have been identified and address before the incident occurred.

In summary, if you were injured at Universal Studios Hollywood, you could have the right to file an injury claim against NBC Universal. For more information about the legal options available to you, contact the experts here at our law firm as soon as possible.

Other Possible Incidents

Besides tram incidents, victims could potentially suffer trip and fall accidents, slip and fall accidents, falling object incidents, assault and battery incidents, and more. No matter the specific incident that you suffered on the premises of Universal Studios or the resulting injuries, you could have the right to sue and recover compensation.

Can I Recover Compensation?

Although every claim is different, victims may be eligible to recover compensation for some of the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Punitive damages
  • Legal costs

Our team is fully committed to getting our clients the maximum recovery available for their claims, whether we reach this recovery via negotiating a settlement or taking the claim to trial for a verdict. Our lawyers have decades of experience and are ready to take on NBCUniversal and secure the highest settlement available for your claim.

How much can I recover? Based on the details surrounding your claim, such as the type of accident and the of injuries that you suffered, for example, these cases can have values ranging anywhere from $50,000 to $750,000. Cases stemming from critical injuries will usually be worth more.

How Long Do I Have to Sue?

In California, personal injury accident claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. This means that claimants only have two years to file their claims, although some exceptions could apply. If you fail to file your claim within the time allowed by the statute of limitations, you could lose your right to sue entirely. Do not risk losing your right to pursue a claim to fight for justice. Contact us as soon as possible.

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What Should I Do If I was Injured at Universal Studios Hollywood?
  • Seek medical care as soon as possible
  • Report the incident to a management and request a copy of your report
  • Take photos of your injuries and the scene of the accident
  • Speak to witnesses and gather their contact information
  • Gather any video footage that captured the incident
  • Gather all relevant medical records
  • Gather all relevant records of lost pay
  • Seek legal assistance with a theme park accident lawyer as soon as possible
Contact the Downtown L.A. Law Group Today

Were you injured in the recent studio tour tram accident at Universal Studios Hollywood? Were you injured in any other incident on the premises? If so, you could have the right to sue. If you are ready to explore the legal options available to you, contact us today. Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our team has decades of experience and is ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to fight for your rights and recover the compensation that you are owed. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation or a free second opinion.

Our Zero-Fee Guarantee ensures that you will never have to pay any upfront legal costs for any of our legal services. Since we work on contingency, you will not pay anything unless we win your case. If you are ready to speak to our lawyers about the options available to you, reach out at your earliest convenience!

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