Tourist attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are zoos, theme parks, gardens, stately homes and everything you can think of in-between. Millions of people go to a variety of tourist attractions every year, with some people notching up visits in different parts of the country too.
Injuries don’t often happen in places like this, but there are occasions when things can go wrong. The key factor to bear in mind if you are hurt is whether you are to blame or whether someone else is. For instance, if you leave your shoelaces undone and you run to get on a roller coaster at a theme park, tripping over your own shoelaces as a result, that would certainly be down to you. However, if you slipped over on ice while walking around the exterior of a stately home because nothing had been gritted, you might have a good case to argue for negligence.
The need to prove negligence
This is the key area you must focus on if you are thinking about claiming tourist attraction injury compensation. It doesn’t matter where you are, where you go or what kind of injuries you suffer. The one thing you need to prove is that another individual was negligent. In the case of a tourist attraction you need to prove those in charge of the attraction were negligent in some way.
This might mean the café on-site was not cleaned properly, leading to the floor becoming dirty and slippery and potentially dangerous. It might also mean a ride at a theme park has not been maintained as it should have been, or checked regularly for potential problems.
Can you prove negligence was the cause of your injuries?
This is vital if your tourist attraction injury compensation claim is going to be successful. However, you don’t have to do it alone. You can get no-obligation advice to help you so there is no danger of losing out financially.
A call to the team at Accident Advice Helpline is the best way to go here. Our free enquiry line is open throughout the day and night so you can call whenever it suits you on 0800 689 0500. Once we hear your case we may be able to take on your case with one of our lawyers who has already won similar claims for other people, so get in touch now.
Date Published: September 24, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead