Heading To The Amusement Park During Vacation? 4 Steps To Take If Your Day Of Fun Results In Injuries

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Amusement parks are a fun and exciting way to get some family time in during the holidays. If you and your family plan on hitting an amusement park during the holidays this year, take some precautions to keep yourselves safe. The holidays are among the busiest times for most amusement parks, which means the possibility for injuries increases. The most important thing you can do is be aware of your surroundings at all times. That can prevent you from falling victim to pick-pocketing or purse-snatching. It's also important that you know what to do should you suffer an injury on one of the rides, or elsewhere in the park. Here are four steps you'll need to take if you're injured in an amusement park this year.

Contact Park Management Immediately

If you suffer injuries while in an amusement park, the first thing you need to do is contact park management. Don't leave the area until you've filed a claim. Ask a ride attendant to contact management for you. That will allow you to file an accident report while you're still on the scene. It's also important to note that you should never leave the park until a full report has been made, unless your injuries require you to be transported to a hospital via ambulance. If that's the case, have a family member stay behind long enough to fill out the required paperwork before joining you at the hospital.

Obtain Witness Statements

While you're waiting for management to arrive, obtain as many witness statements as possible. Those witness statements will provide additional evidence should your claim need to go to court. Don't forget to collect names, phone numbers, and addresses for all your witnesses. You'll need those later on, especially if you have a difficult time negotiating with the amusement park.

Don't Stop with On-Site First Aid

If you receive on-site first aid at the amusement park, don't stop there. They may give you the care you need for your immediate medical issues. However, they won't be able to assess any additional injuries you may have suffered. As soon as your stable enough to leave the park, seek medical attention at a local emergency room. Be sure to tell the attending physician how your injuries occurred so that they'll know what type of hidden injuries to look for.

Seek Immediate Legal Counsel

Once you get home, you'll need to contact a personal injury attorney near you. You're going to need legal counsel when dealing with the amusement park. They'll have an entire staff of lawyers working for them, and you're going to need your own legal team if you want to get the compensation you're entitled to.


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