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Torts/Personal Injury

Apr. 18, 2024

Liability of amusement parks and traveling carnival rides

The California Supreme Court has ruled that amusement rides, such as roller coasters, are common carriers and must use the utmost care for their safety.


Every year, millions of Californians and out-of-state residents visit permanent amusement parks and water parks, such as Disneyland, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Universal Studios, Knotts’ Berry Farm, and Raging Waters, and go on amusement rides. In addition to visiting permanent amusement parks, millions of people visit annual traveling carnivals, such as the annual county fairs that bring with them a portable midway equipped with dozens of amusement rides for young an...

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