The top 20 waterparks in the US attracted over 15.8 million visitors in 2016 to enjoy a day of fun in the sun. In general, the US waterpark industry has a good track record of delivering safe, fun family fun. But, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that more than 4,200 people per year are taken to the emergency room for water inhalation, spinal injuries, broken limbs, concussions, cuts and abrasions and dental injuries suffered on public waterslides. An experienced, qualified personal injury lawyer in California will take the time to review your case to determine your legal rights and advise you about what to do if you are involved in an accident on a waterslide.
Most of the victims of waterslide accidents are children under age 12. If you or your child has sustained injuries due to a faulty waterslide or lack of proper supervision we encourage you to find a California personal injury attorney to begin a free case evaluation to help you receive maximum compensation for an injury or fatality that occurs as a result of a waterparks negligence. At Johnson Attorneys Group, we ensure that you or your loved one receive medical care from the best doctors and specialists throughout your recovery and that you are fully compensated for any pain and suffering and bills accrued as a result of the waterpark accident. We will not charge any fees unless we win or settle your case; for your complimentary case evaluation, call 1-800-208-3538.
Unlike other amusement park rides, waterslides are generally unrestrained and water flow can be unpredictable and varied body weights cause each individual to descend the slide differently. Approximately 86% of waterpark accidents reported are caused by waterslides. Accidents can occur because of misuse, design defect or improper maintenance or supervision. Injuries caused by overcrowding, inattentive employees or poorly maintained waterslides are preventable. According to the CPSC, 13% of waterslide injuries reportedly come from the collision. There are a number of different elements that may cause injury to waterslide users:
- Collision with other waterslide users – Collision is the most common injury for waterslide users. When someone slows in the slide they can be struck by another user either on the slide or in the plunge pool.
- Lack of flowing water – A person can become stuck inside or stalled on a waterslide due to a lack of flowing water that can cause the user to be struck by another user.
- Being propelled off a slide – The weight, position and speed of someone, along with the amount of water flowing can cause an individual to hydroplane or skim off of a waterslide.
- Collision with fixtures or other objects – Injuries like lacerations, head injuries or death can result from getting on or off the slide or collision with other objects like a waterslide raft, tube or bodyboard.
Your Rights in California Waterslide Accidents
If waterparks do not provide up-to-date inspections and proper maintenance they are liable for any injuries incurred by their patrons. Legal action can still be taken against a Waterpark even if you signed a liability waiver when you entered. If your qualified, experienced attorney finds negligence from faulty equipment, lack of supervision or irregular maintenance that caused your or your child to suffer a waterslide injury, you need an advocate on your side for negotiations to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for you and your family. You and your family can be compensated for a number of expenses including:
- Lost Earnings
- Medical Related Expenses
- Physical and Emotional Therapy
- Pain and Suffering
- Funeral Expenses
Experienced California Waterslide Accident Attorney Can Help at Johnson Attorneys Group
If you are dealing with injuries sustained from a waterslide accident, it is very important to contact an experienced, qualified personal injury attorney to prove negligence and build your case so you can concentrate on healing and moving forward. Johnson Attorneys Group offers a complimentary case evaluation and we will not charge you legal fees unless we win or prevail with a successful settlement for your case. Call us today at 1-800-208-3538.