Families heading out over the forthcoming summer holidays are being warned to be vigilant at all times following a recent incident at a theme park left a four year old girl critically injured.
Moore Blatch Resolve partner Ciaran McCabe said the injuries sustained by Jessica Blake at Chessington World of Adventure were a stark reminder of how a day out can turn into a tragedy.
As an expert in the field of personal injury Ciaran said the effects of accident can be devastating.
"It can be easy to become complacent when situations are deemed to be safe but accidents do happen despite owners of family attractions having to follow stringent rules and responsibilities."
Jessica Blake, who was visiting Chessington World of Adventure with her family, suffered a fractured skull and ribs with internal bleeding to her liver and kidneys after falling 14ft through a bridge.
"After a serious incident such as this, it is incredibly important for safety procedures on site to be reviewed and to investigate exactly what went wrong,'' said Ciaran.
"In our experience of dealing with these types of matters, there are normally improvements which can be made to prevent incidents like this happening in the future.''
He said that with summer approaching fe samily days out can pose many threats to children, particularly when large crowds are concerned.
Ciaran said it was important for attractions to regularly review procedures to minimise accidents.