The fairground can be a wonderful place to be. You can scare yourself silly on the rides, have fun with friends, and enjoy an adrenaline rush. Lots of people have a great time at the fair without even giving accidents and injuries a second thought, but there is always a risk of danger especially if you’re drunk on fairground rides. Often, a trip to the fair is combined with eating and drinking, and it can become a rather wild night out. If you’re heading to the fair this summer, here are some tips to help you stay safe.
The dangers of being drunk on fairground rides
When you consume a lot of alcohol, the risk of being involved in accidents increases. You’re not able to make sound judgements and you may struggle to keep your balance, which results in slips, trips, and falls. If you’re drunk on fairground rides, there’s a risk that you may not take safety guidelines into consideration and you may take unnecessary risks, which could result in injury.
If you’re going to the fair, and there’s a bar, try not to drink too much. Pay attention to the instructions provided by the operator, and wait in line until it’s safe to get on the ride. When the ride has finished, wait until you’re told to move to get off.
Is it ever possible to claim for an accident at a fairground?
If you sustain injuries while drunk at the fairground, it’s highly unlikely that you would be able to claim compensation for a fairground accident. However, if you’ve been injured as a result of using faulty equipment at the fair or you were involved in a fairground accident that was caused by negligence on the part of the ride operator or mechanical problems, which made the ride unsafe, you may have a case for personal injury compensation. If you can prove that you were not at fault and the incident happened in the last 3 years, call Accident Advice Helpline today.
We have more than 15 years of experience in helping clients to claim compensation, and we provide a reliable and professional service. We operate a no-win, no-fee* policy and the vast majority of our clients don’t have to attend court proceedings. If you’ve been injured at the fairground and somebody else was to blame, give us a ring now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: April 24, 2017
Author: Accident Advice