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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Why it’s compulsory roller coasters have a height limit


    Have you ever wondered why roller coasters have a height limit? Rides at theme parks employ height restrictions for safety reasons, with those falling under the minimum height limit being deemed unsuitable for rides. Parents heading to theme parks are advised to make a note of their child’s height before visiting attractions so they know what they will and won’t be able to ride. You won’t be able to negotiate with any reputable roller coaster provider – if your child isn’t tall enough to meet the limit, they cannot ride.

    Why roller coasters have a height limit

    Roller coasters have a height limit to ensure riders are secure. Height limits can vary depending on rides, and there may be various different limits in place across amusement parks. Roller coasters can be very exciting, but they can also be dangerous if rules and regulations are not complied with. The people who run amusement parks are legally obliged to make sure their roller coasters have a height limit.

    Although the chances of being injured on a roller coaster are said to be around 1 in 24 million, accidents do happen. Theme park operators are tasked with complying with detailed health and safety regulations to prevent slips and trips, falls, collisions and other accidents that could lead to injuries. All equipment has to meet certain standards, and if faults are found they should be addressed right away.

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we can help if you have been injured whilst on a roller coaster and believe the fault lies with its owners. We have over 16 years of experience when it comes to helping people get compensation for theme park-related injuries. Having been in the personal injury claims business for over 16 years, we have worked on scores of roller coaster accident cases and have an excellent track record in delivering the compensation you deserve.

    Making a theme park claim

    At Accident Advice Helpline we work on a no-win, no-fee* basis. Our friendly advisors will be able to offer friendly advice on your claim’s eligibility. We will then pass all information to our in-house solicitors who will work on your claim. We aim to make the claiming process as smooth and simple as we can, and the vast majority of our clients don’t have to go to court or undergo more than one additional medical assessment. To find out more, call 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 if you’re on your mobile. Why wait any longer to get in touch?

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    Date Published: April 20, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.