Amusement park rides are again in the news after three girls fell 30 feet from a Ferris wheel in Greeneville, Tennesse ferris wheel rides.
Apparently a mechanical problem was to blame. Many fairs and carnivals are already in full swing. Our own Western Washington Fair will be upon us within weeks. Visitors should be able to enjoy their time at these fun filled events free from worry. Unfortunately, injuries are suffered on amusement park rides all the time, so not so serious, some fatal. Click here: http://bestonamusementequipment.com/ferris-wheel-for-sale/.
Most injuries sustained at amusement parks include:
Head and neck problems;
Injuries to the face, arms and legs and;
Soft-tissue injuries — damage to ligaments, muscles and tendons.
Luckily serious and fatal injuries make up a very small percentage according to a study done by the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Common causes for these injuries consist of:
Falling in, on, off or against a ride.
Being hit by something while riding, or hitting body on a ride.
Catching a body part or clothing in a ride.
Injuries incurred getting off or on a ride.
Being struck by a moving or stationary ride.
So how do we keep ourselves and children safe at amusement parks, carnivals and fairs?
Always obey ride restrictions. If a person is too short, too young, too heavy or light, it’s best to err on the side of caution and stay off the ride.
Follow instructions regarding seating order, loading instructions, etc.
Double check safety gear. Ensure straps, belts, bars are in place and latched properly. If not, secure them or if you can’t, get the operators attention.
Follow the rules. Stay out of fenced off areas. If something is dropped from a ride, do not attempt to retrieve it, instead, inform the ride operator.
Keep hands and feet inside the ride at all times and ensure children do the same. Click this website to know Beston group.
Ride with your child.
If a child cannot be trusted to follow the rules for some reason, don’t let them ride.
roller coaster ridesSometimes injuries that occur at amusement parks, etc., are simply accidents, and there is no one to blame. However, many injuries, whether a trip over an electrical cord or a fall from a ride, could be the responsibility of the property owner, ride manufacturer or operator. Those in charge need to keep the property, attractions, and rides properly maintained and safe. Otherwise, they could face a negligence, slip and fall, product liability, or wrongful death lawsuit.
If injured at an amusement park or local fair and you think it’s due to owner, operator, and/or manufacturer negligence of, contact me. I’ve dealt with amusement park rides and have decades of experience with trip and falls, wrongful death, and premises and product liability claims. You may not have a personal injury claim on your hands, but it’s always a good idea to consult a seasoned attorney to discuss your rights.