Common Vacation Injuries to Avoid
When you visit New Jersey on vacation, you will never run out of activities to enjoy. Feeling adventurous and want to have an adrenaline rush? You’ll definitely want to check out the New Jersey’s renowned Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari. Want to wind down after some hectic months? The luxurious Borgata Hotel and Casino is where you need to go. What about checking out a bit of history? Consider checking out the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. If you’re seeking waterpark thrills, the Mountain Creek Waterpark should be your first stop.
No matter what you are seeking from a vacation, you will find it in New Jersey. Unfortunately, however, it is still very possible that you may suffer an injury while on vacation, no matter what you are doing. Keep reading to learn about common vacation injuries to avoid when you are visiting New Jersey.
Another likely vacation injury is food poisoning. The possibility of experiencing it can occur at the smallest mom and pop store to the most popular five-star restaurant. It can be completely unpredictable. Suffering from an injury or illness on vacation is extremely inconvenient, and it can leave you bed-bound in your hotel room. You don’t want to be sick on vacation and stressing over when you will feel better and how you wish were in the comfort of your own home.
If you know you have any food sensitivities – or aren’t sure if you do – steer clear of trying any risky foods while you are on vacation. Don’t be afraid to try new meals or to splurge on a restaurant you have been wanting to try. However, if you are not sure if a meal is fresh or cooked properly, you definitely do not want to take any chances with eating something that could send you to the local ER.
Amusement park injuries
According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), approximately 43,405 people were taken to the emergency room due to injuries on amusement park rides in 2017. Amusement park rides from roller coasters and spinning rides to water slides and bumper cars provide hours of fun and excitement no matter your age. New Jersey law requires any injuries in amusement parks must be reported to the parks within 90 days, or you else are barred from bringing a lawsuit.
However, amusement park injuries can include broken bones, whiplash, drowning in water rides, back injuries and head trauma. In the worst case scenario, death is even a possibility due to falling off a ride. Heed caution when going on roller coasters that seem older or worn. If you don’t want to go on a ride, don’t feel pressured to do so.
Hotel slip and falls
If you are staying in a hotel, always watch out for uneven rugs, carpets, flooring, wet floors and any cords that are out of place. Tripping over one can lead to broken bones, head, back and neck injuries, torn ligaments, and even death. In hotels that have complimentary breakfast, the influx of people in the morning can dishevel carpets that often goes unnoticed.
You may also slip and fall going upstairs if you come back to your hotel after a night out drinking. Be cognizant of your surroundings. If you notice a safety hazard – such as a spill on the floor or a tile that is out of place – make sure to seek a hotel manager or employee and inform them.
Seeking a New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney
Dealing with an injury while on a vacation will do the complete opposite of what you were expecting from your trip. You will most likely feel stressed, overwhelmed and powerless. You were planning this exciting vacation for a while, and you may not have taken any negative aspects into consideration. However, no matter what you go through, remember that you can seek legal help with a personal injury attorney.
Rossetti & DeVoto, PC is willing to assist you through the process of overcoming any and all vacation injuries you may experience. Our New Jersey personal injury attorneys will relentlessly fight for your rights, and make sure that you always come out on top. Call us today at 844-263-6260 for a free, no-obligation consultation.