Amusement parks can be a fun and exciting way to spend a day, but unfortunately, they can also be the site of serious injuries. Some of the most common amusement park injuries include:
- Whiplash and neck injuries: These types of injuries can occur on roller coasters and other high-speed rides, especially if the rider’s head is not properly supported.
- Head injuries: Head injuries can occur when riders hit their heads on the sides of rides, on overhanging structures, or on other riders.
- Broken bones: Broken bones can occur on any type of ride, but they are most common on rides that involve high speeds or sudden stops and starts.
- Sprains and strains: Sprains and strains can occur on rides that involve sudden movements or twisting motions, such as spinning rides or water slides.
- Cuts and bruises: Cuts and bruises can occur on any type of ride, but they are most common on rides that involve sharp edges or hard surfaces.
- Heat stroke and dehydration: These types of injuries can occur on hot days, especially if riders do not drink enough water or seek shelter from the sun.
To minimize the risk of injury at amusement parks, it is important to follow all rules and guidelines for each ride, listen to instructions from ride operators, and be aware of your own physical limitations. It is also important to choose a reputable amusement park with well-maintained rides and properly trained staff. If you do experience an injury at an amusement park, it is important to seek medical attention right away and report the incident to park officials.
OUR AMUSEMENT PARK INJURY ATTORNEYS CAN HELP
The amusement park attorneys at the Pisanchyn Law Firm can get you the compensation you deserve after negligent acts at amusement parks or carnivals caused your injury. Call 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation. We have offices in Scranton, Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and will travel to you.