Water parks provide an enjoyable escape from the summer heat for thousands of California families each year. But this classic form of family-fun is not without risks. The United States Consumer Safety Commission has found that there are roughly 30,000 amusement park-related injuries requiring hospitalization each year. When considering that the clear majority of injuries probably do not require a trip to the emergency room, the total number of injuries is likely exponentially higher.
Large water theme parks are not inspected by any federal agency. However, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health performs annual audits of theme parks and inspects theme park rides. Ride owners are also required to have a “Qualified Safety Inspector” certify annually that each ride meets industry standards and certain California state safety regulations. Despite these regulatory safety measures, patrons of theme parks routinely suffer preventable injuries.
When water park owners and ride manufacturers fail to take reasonable measures to keep park attendees safe, any victims of harm are entitled to compensation. If you or a loved one has been injured at a waterpark, it is important to be aware of your legal rights and options. Johnson Attorneys Group has is dedicated to helping clients with these types of cases. Get a free case evaluation when you call our team at 1-800-208-3538 today.
Getting Justice After a Water Park Accident
Anytime someone visits a water park, they are entrusting that park with their safety, and as family venues, often with the safety of their children as well. The Johnson Attorneys Group works hard to hold liable parties accountable when they fail to keep patrons of a water park safe. If you have been injured due to the negligence of a water park owner or ride manufacturer, you are entitled to compensation for your harm.
Types of Water Park Accident Claims
Common causes of accidents at water parks include:
- Waterslide design defects;
- Improper maintenance;
- Slip and fall;
- A failure of the park to warn users about the dangers of a ride;
- A failure of a park to provide proper security; or
- Waterpark employee negligence.
You May Be Entitled to Compensation for Your Water Park Accident Injury
Victims of water park injuries can gain compensation for things like medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If a defendant’s actions were particularly egregious, punitive damages may also be awarded. In cases where a person has died, surviving family members can be compensated for their loss by making a wrongful death claim.
Choose Johnson Attorneys Group as Your Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured at a waterpark, Johnson Attorneys Group is here to help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can investigate the facts of your case, help you understand your options, and work to maximize your compensation. Johnson Attorneys Group serves clients throughout California on a contingency fee basis and offers free consultations. If you would like to discuss your case, call 1-800-208-3538 today.