Suffering an amusement park injury can be scary – scarier than even
getting hurt in an automobile or truck accident. Why? Because passersby,
officials, even your friends may not take your situation seriously at
first. How can you convince the people around you that you are indeed
hurt and not just scared from a ride or “shaken up” by a roller coaster?
Rule #1: Ask One Person For Help – Be Specific
Individuals hurt in public places do themselves no favors when they request
help from a large group of people. This may seem paradoxical. After all,
logic would suggest that the more people you ask for help, the more likely
you are to get the help you need. However, human psychology is often counterintuitive.
Findings suggest that you should point to one person and ask for help
directly. Vague cries to no one in particular, such as “help me,
I am blacking out” may not get the attention you need. Highly specific
cries, such as “you, in that black scarf, call 911, I am blacking
out from the ride I just went on,” are far more likely to get an
active, successful response.
Rule #2: Don’t Ignore Your Symptoms.
The most dangerous amusement park injuries may not stem from “obvious”
problems like ferris wheels detaching from their harnesses and rolling
madly through crowds. Rather, the most devastating problems appear subtle.
For instance, a person may suffer a stroke while riding on a roller coaster
or come down with botulism after eating a turned hot dog.
Rule #3: Get Legal Help as Soon as Possible.
Connect with the Florida amusement park injury lawyers at the Law Offices
of Craig Goldenfarb by calling (561) 600-5605. They can help you receive
the compensation you need and deserve for your injuries.