Many people question whether or not it’s safe to ride on roller coasters. Theme parks are popular locations for family days out and group trips, but how can you be sure that the rides are safe and what can you do to avoid accidents, such as slips, trips and falls?
Are roller coasters safe?
Roller coasters are designed to get your adrenalin pumping and your heart racing, but when does a fast-paced ride become a safety hazard, rather than a source of fun and excitement? According to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, the chances of being injured on a roller coaster are around 1 in 24 million and you have a much higher risk of being injured on the roads getting to a theme park than suffering an accident on a ride.
In order to provide a service to the public, theme park owners and operators must comply with stringent health and safety measures, which are enforced to protect visitors from accidents in a public place and prevent injuries caused by accidents, including slips and trips, falls from height and collisions. Safety checks should be carried out according to these guidelines and all equipment should meet the relevant standards; if anything is awry or equipment is faulty, this should be reported to the supervisor or manager and the necessary safety procedures should be followed.
Is it possible to claim compensation for a roller coaster accident?
If you’ve been injured in an accident at a public place, such as a theme park, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation, provided that the accident was not your fault and it resulted from negligence on the behalf of the park operator. For example, if you were injured because a roller coaster broke down after safety checks were skipped, the ride operator failed to control the ride safely or safety equipment was defective, you should be able to pursue public liability compensation.
Call the experienced team of personal injury lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline to take advantage of a hassle-free, simple claims process provided by a reputable law firm, with years of experience in the personal injury claims industry. Most clients do not have to attend court proceedings and the money you are awarded could help ease the financial burden associated with taking time off work or having to give up your job due to a slip or trip injury or a roller coaster accident.
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Date Published: January 22, 2016
Author: David Brown