Although roller coasters are fun and thrilling, they can also be very dangerous. In honor of National Roller Coaster Day on August 16, Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. has compiled this list of roller coaster safety tips. By following these tips, you can enjoy your time riding roller coasters at an amusement park while reducing your risk of injury.
If you or a loved one has been hurt on a roller coaster, you should contact a Chicago personal injury attorney at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. at (312) 236-2900. We’ll evaluate your case and inform you of your legal options.
Prior to riding a roller coaster, make sure you meet the listed age, height, weight, and health requirements. Sneaking onto a roller coaster when you do not meet the requirements to ride it can lead to serious injuries.
It’s important to keep your head, hands, arms, and legs inside the roller coaster whenever it’s moving. You can put your hands in the air initially, but you should safely return them inside of your car for the remainder of the ride.
If a ride appears poorly maintained, avoid riding it. Additionally, if you believe the operator is intoxicated or not paying attention, do not go on the roller coaster. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Rather than going on ride after ride, you should take breaks in between riding roller coasters. This way, you can give your body a chance to rest and recuperate prior to riding the next roller coaster. If you start to feel sick, listen to your body and slow down.
While you are on a roller coaster, be sure to keep your eyes forward and head up to prevent a serious neck injury. Roller coasters are known for their abrupt direction changes and speeding. In order to ensure the sudden jerks don’t injure your next, keep your head up and look forward.
While you are at an amusement park, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of riding roller coasters and forget to drink water as a result. But, you should make staying hydrated a priority in order to reduce your risk of injury, illness, and exhaustion on some rides.
Roller coasters can lead to broken bones, amputations, traumatic brain injuries, heart attacks, paralysis, and even death. If you or a loved one has suffered from a roller coaster injury, it’s essential that you call a Chicago personal injury lawyer from Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. at (312) 236-2900 for a free case consultation. Our firm will determine if you qualify for a personal injury or wrongful death claim that can compensate you for medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.