When you venture out for the day to an amusement park with the family, you usually have things planned to a tee. That being said, no matter how organised or cautious you are, there are some common theme park accidents, which are always ready to catch you out.
From slips, trips and falls to fatal head injuries, Accident Advice Helpline take a look at some of these common theme park accidents, and how you can avoid them on your family day out.
What are the 5 common theme park accidents?
Given the nature of theme parks, we expect to experience some thrills and spills. Yet, sometimes common theme park accidents occur and give us more than we’ve bargained for. When common theme park accidents occur, the injuries sustained can be really quite severe.
- Falls from heights due to malfunctioning rides and failing safety equipment
- Slips and trips caused by poorly maintained walkways, wet flooring or ill-placed park decorations
- Head injuries from falling objects or impact with ride carriage sides
- Whiplash due to sudden stops, jerking ride movements, or ride breakdowns
- Food poisoning from park restaurants and fast food outlets
While this is not an extensive list of potential theme park injuries and illnesses, it does illustrate some of the more common theme park accidents. An awareness of these can enable families to act with caution, and minimise the risk of experiencing such incidents.
Compensation for common theme park accidents
If you or a loved one has sustained a theme park injury or illness through no fault of your own, and you believe the theme park owner is to blame, you may be able to claim compensation for the harm you have suffered.
No matter whether you tripped over poorly maintained flooring or experienced a head injury due to a malfunctioning ride, if you believe theme park management have failed in their duty of care, you may have a case to claim.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation to all victims of personal injury. During this consultation, we will determine where liability is likely to lie, and your eligibility to claim.
Getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
For more information, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our specialist advisors today. Dial 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice