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Water Park Accidents

With summer in full effect, water parks are a great way to have a day of some fun in the sun. According to the National Safety Council, yearly, around 4,200 people leave the water park with head injuries, spinal cord damage, or drowning. Although accidents and injuries aren't typically thought of when playing a trip to your local water park, they should always be discussed so that everyone visiting understands the risk and knows what to do in case an unforeseen accident occurs. Injuries can be a result of many different accidents, some of which include:

  • Slip and falls
  • Drownings, wave pool accidents
  • Falls from heights (falling off ladders or slides)
  • Viral and bacterial infections by exposure or ingestion of contaminated water
  • Diving accidents
  • Drain or pump accidents
  • Electrocutions

Who is Responsible for Water Park Accidents?

Most water parks require their guests to sign liability waivers if the admission ticket does not include liability waiver language before entering the park. Even if you sign a waiver, it does not necessarily mean that you cannot pursue a claim for injuries sustained at the park. Depending on the details of your case, there could be many parties that may be held reliably. Parties at risk include:

  • Water park employees
  • Third-party food vendors
  • The waterpark owner or operator
  • Third-party maintenance companies (such as pool cleaning businesses)
  • The designers and builders of the rides
  • Other guests who don't comply with safety regulations (such as a guest who goes down the pool too soon after someone is already on it)
  • Other guests, when another guest creates a dangerous situation (such as going down a water slide too soon after another guest)

Water Park Accident Compensation

If you or someone you know has sustained injuries at a water park due to someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for damages. Recovery may cover expenses for some of the following:

  • Loss of wages or income if you miss work while recovering
  • Cost of medical treatment
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Loss of enjoyment or quality of life

Contact a Lawyer

Proving negligence for water park-related accidents can be challenging and time-consuming. Working with a lawyer could be beneficial when seeking financial compensation for your injuries. Here at Kamper & Estrada, PLLC, we have the skill and dedication you need on your side to get the justice you deserve. Our award-winning attorneys are committed to offering you the support you need every step of the way.

If you think you have a case, contact our team immediately at (602) 230-1234 or visit us online to schedule your free case review.

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