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Amusement Ride Injury Lawyers
Amusement park rides, carnival rides and mall rides consisting of bumper cars, merry-go-rounds, and mini-trains to list a few are meant to create fun memories and enjoyment; however, a recent study by the journal Clinical Pediatrics revealed that more than 4,400 children per year are injured on rides.
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Over the course of twenty-years, ranging from the years 1990 to 2010, there have been approximately 93,000 children under the age 18 that were treated in the emergency room for injuries.
According to the study, the likelihood of being injured on apermanently fixed amusement ride is low. However, recent data studies by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) show that children are also at risk of getting injured from mall rides, restaurant rides, and arcades. The study revealed that at least 12% of incidents reported happened on rides at smaller locations, such as malls. The most reported mall ride injuries were when children fell in, on, or off the ride. 70% of injuries happened during the summer months from May-September, with approximately 20 injuries reported each day.
8 Ways to Help Keep Your Kids Safe on Amusement Rides
The following tips can help you keep your child safe on amusement rides:
- Trust your instincts. If a ride looks unsafe or poorly maintained, do not let your child go on the ride.
- Always follow the safety rules. Safety rules include keeping hands and feet inside the ride during its entire duration.
- Abide by height, age, weight, and health restrictions.
- Do not pressure your child to go on a ride that he/she finds scary, it could increase the likelihood of your child trying to get off.
- Avoid rides that do not have padded surfaces and do not let your child go on a ride that does not have a child restraint.
- Make sure older children abide by the posted rules.
- Supervise your child at all times. Watch for your child to get on and off the ride.
- Know your child. If you do not think that he/she will abide by the posted rules or comply with safety measures, do not let your child go on the ride.
Attraction Ride Attorneys Help the Injured
If you or your child has suffered a severe injury as the result of a defective or poorly designed product, an amusement park ride injury lawyer may be able to help you obtain compensation. To speak to someone about an injury, call 1-888-BURNETTI or click here to fill out a free case evaluation.