For the thrill seekers among us there are numerous theme parks and amusement parks across Wales, with giant rollercoasters and the funfair rides, for family fun. But unfortunately a day out at a theme park and a simple ride on a rollercoaster could result in a whiplash injury.
The average speed of a rollercoaster is roughly around 70 miles an hour but they can reach up to as high as 100 miles per hour. Imagine if you were in a car crash at that speed.
G-forces greater than what an astronaut could tolerate are reached on some rollercoasters.
People using these rides are putting themselves at risk of serious personal injury.
There are numerous different injuries that can be sustained by those who like to ride rollercoasters from whiplash to broken bones, brain injuries, and even paralysis.
Also activities such as the Bumper Cars where a collision of around five miles per hour can still leave you with a whiplash injury across Wales.
The cause of a whiplash injury in Wales
Whiplash occurs when your head is thrown forwards and then backwards in a violent motion damaging the protective soft tissue or stretching and even tearing the ligaments.
These symptoms are not always instant and can sometime take several days to appear.
Theme parks should have the correct safety measures in place such as head restraints on the rollercoasters, and correct seat-belts in bumper cars in order to prevent theses injuries.
If you have received a whiplash injury in Wales
Our best advice is to contact us here at Accident Advice Helpline.
We are the country’s leading law firm dealing with personal injury compensation claims.
We are also one the largest law firms in the united kingdom. Our experiences stretches for over 10 years and over that period of time we have fought many a compensation claim and have thousands of happy clients who we have helped recover losses due to injuries which we sustained by no fault of their own.
Accident Advice Helpline
You can contact a whiplash injury solicitor by calling our free phone number on 0800 689 0500 there you will be able to talk in confidence to a trained adviser.
They will be able to assess your eligibility to make a compensation claim and offer you all the advice needed to proceed.
You can get an estimate of possible compensation by going to our website and taking a 30 second test to see if you qualify for our services. This will only be an estimate due to the many different factors that can occur during the claim.
Our injury Lawyers are no win no fee, it will not cost you anything to start a claim and you will not be charged if your claim is lost.
Date Published: 21st April 2014
Author: David Brown