What if I Get Injured on a Studio Tour in Los Angeles? 6 Dangerous Injuries

September 13, 2023

What if I Get Injured on a Studio Tour in Los Angeles? 6 Dangerous Injuries

A studio tour can be great for tourists, but might lead to injuries

Of the many attractions in Los Angeles, a studio tour is amongst the most popular. Afterall, the city is rich with cinematic history. 

From the Warner Brothers Studio Tour in Burbank to the Sony Pictures Studio Tour in Culver City, millions visit LA each year for the different sights and sounds of the film industry. Guests can get a behind the scenes look at various film sets or see props from classic movies.  

While a studio tour is generally nothing but fun and laughs, injuries can happen. 

If you were injured on a studio tour, you might wonder if you can receive compensation for your injuries. While it is possible, it can be difficult to prove.

A slip or fall is one of the most frequent personal injuries.

Studies reveal over a 25 percent increase in falls that lead to a fatality.  A guest may slip while getting out of a tour tram, or fall after tripping on an uneven surface.  

If you slipped or fell at a studio tour, the main element that needs to be proven is negligence on behalf of the tour. 

California Civil Jury Instructions 1003 outlines the conditions that establish negligence as:

  • The condition on the property created an unreasonable risk of harm 
  • The defendant knew, or should have known about the risk of harm 
  • The defendant failed to fix, protect against, or warn against the risk of harm

Imagine a situation where a tour guide leads a group of guests onto an old film set. In order to preserve it, the stage hasn’t been fixed in decades. 

As the group walks up a set of stairs, one of the steps collapses, leading a guest to fall and break their wrist.

In this case, the injured party would have to prove negligence on behalf of the studio. 

  • Was the condition of the set not safe for tourists to begin with? 
  • Did the studio know, or should they have known, about hazards on the set? 
  • Were the guests warned ahead of time that the set could be dangerous?

Possible injuries one may suffer after a slip or fall include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury, or other head injuries
  • Neck Injuries 
  • Back Injuries
  • Cuts and Bruises 
  • Sprains
  • Broken or fractured bones

In addition to studio tours, you’ve probably seen the tour buses driving around Hollywood or Beverly Hills. These tours offer guests sights and sounds of the LA area.

It might feel like these buses are almost immune from car accidents. This isn’t the case at all, as a Hollywood tour bus can be in a crash.

Emergency room sign - a trip to the ER could result from an injury on a studio tour

If you get injured in a tour bus accident, there are a number of factors that could impact a potential personal injury claim. 

If the bus was hit by another car, you again would need to prove negligence on behalf of the other driver. How could they be negligent?

  • Speeding 
  • Drunk driving
  • Texting and driving
  • Making an illegal turn
  • Ignoring right of way
  • Not stopping at a stop sign or ignoring other traffic signals

Additionally, the tour bus company may be the negligent party if the driver of the bus failed to provide duty of care for the guests.

A tour bus driver could perform any of the aforementioned negligent acts.

A studio tour, on bus or foot, can lead to a personal injury case. If you need guidance, reach out to the Los Angeles attorneys at C&B Law Group.

Our team of Southern California injury lawyers are committed to helping clients through such stressful situations, with the main goal to aid you in getting the maximum compensation possible.

Our Hollywood attorneys will look to recover damages, including: 

  • Medical bills following serious injury
  • Lost wages after time missed from work
  • Pain and suffering

At C&B Law Group, our Burbank injury attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for our satisfied clients

Contact us today about receiving a free consultation.

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