Prevent an Injury at the Florida State Fair

Fun at the county fair or state fairThe Florida State Fair opens today. Although a state fair can be a lot of fun, there is always a risk of getting hurt. The personal injury attorneys at Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes want to provide the following tips to prevent injuries at this year’s Florida State Fair:

Amusement Ride at State Fair Safety Tips

  • Read all posted rules and listen to instructions given by ride operators.
  • Watch the ride with children before boarding. Point out the operator and the entrance and exit locations prior to riding. Make sure they fully understand the instructions and warnings.
  • Keep all body parts (hands, arms, legs, long hair, etc.) inside the ride at all times. If you have long hair, keep it pulled up with a hat or hair tie.
  • If you can’t count on a child to stay seated with hands and feet inside, don’t let them ride.
  • Always use the safety equipment provided (seat belt, shoulder harness, lap bar, etc.).
  • Obey minimum height, age, and weight restrictions. Never sneak children onto rides if they are too small or too young. A smaller/younger child may not be physically or developmentally able to stay safely seated.
  • Know your physical conditions and limitations. If you suspect that your health could be at risk for any reason, or you could aggravate a pre-existing condition of any kind, do not ride.

General State Fair Safety Tips

  • We all know Florida’s weather. Pay attention to weather forecasts and prepare appropriately.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and know where you will go if you need to seek shelter from an unexpected thunderstorm.
  • Wear closed toe shoes like tennis shoes, not flip-flops or sandals, to protect your feet.
  • Wash your hands after petting animals, and always before eating.
  • Read all instructions when viewing animals. Some animals should not be touched.
  • Remember “If you see something, say something.” If you see people or activities that seem suspicious, report your observations to security.
  • Have an established family plan of a location where you will meet if separated.

Following these simple tips can make your trip to the Florida State Fair much more enjoyable and save!


perenich caulfield avril noyesPerenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes, P.A. is one of the oldest personal injury law firms in Tampa Bay. If you or a loved one is injured, contact us for a free case consultation. There is no attorneys fee or costs unless we win. Call today at 1-800-5FLALAW simply click here to schedule a free case consultation.

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