Each summer thousands of people are injured in accidents at water parks. According to the United States Consumer Safety Commission, there are roughly 30,000 injuries requiring hospitalization each year at theme parks in the United States. In many cases, these accidents were preventable. Common causes of water park accidents include defective ride designs; improper maintenance of attractions; a failure of a water park to warn patrons of the risks of a ride; hazardous conditions on the premises; negligent security; or negligent actions by a water park employee.
California has numerous water parks: Sea World Aquatic Waterpark in San Diego, Raging Waters in Sacramento and in San Jose, Wild Water Adventure in Clovis, and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Valencia to name just a few. All of these parks have a duty to take reasonable measures to keep patrons safe from harm.
When parks fail to take reasonable measures and patrons suffer preventable harm, they should be held accountable and victims should be compensated. Johnson Attorneys Group works hard to make sure this happens throughout California. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Raging Waters water park accident, call Johnson Attorneys Group today to discuss your case at 1-800-208-3538.
California Water Park Accident Law
- Common law negligence. All people in California have a duty to act with reasonable care towards others. This rule forms the heart of California tort law. When someone fails to act with reasonable care and causes harm, they owe the victim compensation. Park owners and ride manufacturers thus have a duty to take reasonable steps to keep water park patrons safe from harm, and when they fail to do so, they are liable for any harm caused as a result.
- Premises liability. All property owners, including water park owners, have a duty to keep the premises free of unreasonable hazards. Water parks thus have a duty to maintain safe conditions.
- Negligent security. Parks also have a duty to take reasonable steps to prevent crimes from occurring at the park, for instance by hiring security guards and installing cameras. Negligent security claims are typically treated as a type of premises liability claim in California.
- Negligent supervision or hiring of employees. Water parks also have a duty to ensure that the employees they hire do not present a danger to guests.
- Failure to act. Typically there is no duty to help others in California. However, when a special relationship exists, a person may have a duty to give aid to someone that is in need. Because patrons of a water park are guests on the premises of the park and are entrusting their safety to the water park, there is a special duty placed on the water park to render aid to patrons that need it.
- Product liability. When a water attraction is defectively designed or manufactured, a product liability claim can be made against the manufacturer.
- Intentional Torts. Torts such as assault, battery, and conversion (theft) are also common at theme parks.
If You’ve Been Injured at Raging Waters Water Park, Contact the Johnson Attorneys Group Today
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Johnson Attorneys Group are dedicated to helping water park accident victims get the compensation they deserve. 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.