Here’s What You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe on Amusement Park Rides-
- Follow the rules there is often a reason for age and size requirements. Harnesses and safety straps need to fit properly.
- Don’t ignore restrictions rides with high speeds and twists might pose a health risk for pregnant women and those with heart conditions or high blood pressure.
- Do not enter restricted areas for any reason.
- Examine a ride before boarding. Does it appear safe? Is the ride operator attentive?
- Stay in your seat for the entire duration of the ride. Do not get off until you have been given the okay by the attendant.
- Make sure any lap bars, seat belts or safety harnesses are in place, snug and locked before the ride begins. If they are not, get an attendant’s attention immediately.
- Keep your arms and legs inside the ride at all times. Hold on if there is a grab bar and keep your feet on the floor. If you are riding a “floorless” coaster, relax your legs and let them dangle underneath you. Don’t kick them out to the side or front.
- Do not force a scared or crying child on a ride the child may try to get off the ride while it is moving.
- Alert staff if you see anything that seems wrong, unsafe, broken, or in any way can jeopardize the safety of a park guest.
If you or a family member has suffered an amusement park injury, there will be important questions you and your attorney must explore in order to determine if you have a case. Factors such as operator error, improper supervision, missing or malfunctioning safety equipment, and poor maintenance all need to be considered. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Goldstein and Bashner will sit down with you for a free consultation to discuss your case. We will let you know what to expect from the legal process, answer all your questions and help get you the compensation you deserve. Contact our lawyers today–we have offices conveniently located on Long Island and in New York City.