Water parks are a popular place for families to go to enjoy time together and enjoy great weather. However, water parks are also a place where accidents are quite common and can result in minor or, in some cases, severe injuries.
Most injuries that take place at water parks are related to water slides. Water slide injuries actually surpass the number of roller coaster related injuries each year. In addition to water slides, there are also a number of other ways to get injured at a water park.
What are Some Common Injuries that Can Happen in a Water Park Accident?
There are many different types of injuries that can happen as a result of a water park accident. This is primarily due to the fact that by nature water parks are hazardous places by nature, Some of the most common ways that patrons get injured include:
- Slip and fall
- Broken bones
- Trapped in pool drain
- Certain illnesses or parasites
- Spinal cord injury
What are Some Common Causes of a Water Park Accident?
Generally, at any given water park there is always a lot going on. As such, the chaotic and crowded environment can be difficult to oversee. There are a lot of factors that go into keeping patrons safe. A failure to implement safety measures cause accidents. Some of the most common causes are:
- Poor maintenance of equipment;
- The lack of inspections;
- The lack of supervision of patrons;
- The lack of warning signs; and/or
- Failure to properly install and use safety equipment
Who is Liable in a Water Park Accident?
To move forward and determine liability in a water park accident, one must first look backwards and figure out what initially caused the accident. The most common parties that may be involved and held liable include:
- Owner of water park
- Manufacturer of equipment
- Manufacturer of slide
- Water park employee
- Supervisor of water park employees
- Other visitors/patrons
If you wish to file a lawsuit due to an injury suffered in a water park accident and want to file a lawsuit, you must take legal action and file your personal injury claim within two years of the date of the accident. If you do not file your personal injury claim before the statute of limitations expires, you will no longer be able to get the money you need for your damages.
What Should I do if I Was Injured in a Water Park Accident?
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident at a water park, contact our Los Angeles water park personal injury attorneys at (310)-943-1171 for a free consultation and case review.