Waterparks and Injuries
Waterparks are popular places for families in the US to go and have an adventurous day.
The joy and amusement offered by water slides, pools, floaties and, nearly everything there in the park, make it the favorite place for kids and adults.
However, it is important to remember that waterparks are also a dangerous place where accidents and injuries can occur.
Statistics in USA reveal more than 4200 waterpark related injuries send people to emergency rooms each year.
Most of the injuries are related to water slides, in fact the total number of injuries on water slides per year surpass those related with rollercoasters.
Wet floors, tall and intricate designed water slides, and the general kids’ excitement, make such places potential hotspots for accidents and injury.
Causes of Waterpark Related Accidents
As mentioned, the most common cause of accidents in waterparks is water slide-related.
Incidents can arise from poor maintenance, miscalculation on the kid’s part, water slide crowding could end up in collision of riders inside a slide due to the short time between two riders that go in, and the excitement that kids feel.
The second most common cause of accidents in waterparks is related to wave pools.
These simulate the waves of the beach and provoke riders to move unwittingly, specially the youngest swimmers, plus it could get very crowded, making it more difficult for lifeguards to see if somebody is drowning.
Another cause of accidents in waterparks are slipping and falling due to wet floors, caused by running or being thoughtless about safety when playing with fellows.
All the possible accidents could result in serious injuries including fractured or broken bones, brain concussion, dislocation, nerve or muscular damage, permanent paralysis.
To diminish the risk for waterpark-related accidents parents and guardians must advice children about keeping calm and be aware of his/her safety and maintaining constant supervision.
It’s the parks owner’s responsibility to:
1) ensure the maintenance of every ride for public to use and the entire park
2) to guarantee the appropriate security personal and lifeguards which are capable of controlling or helping the public in a safe manner
3) to distribute proper warnings and signage in the park.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
If you or your children are injured in a waterpark related accident you should considering contacting Avrek Law for a personal attorney.
As the the injury takes place while you’re paying for fun, it’s probable that the legal team on the park side is already preparing the case and, you will have to deal with it by yourself.
Don’t fight the insurance companies alone.
Most people lack the knowledge on how to defend yourself, the paperwork for an injury case can be overwhelming and your personal feelings of frustration and anger may hinder your ability to see the important facts of your case clearly.
You need contact us and ask for a personal injury attorney with experience in waterparks accidents to make sure you get a fair compensation for you or your children’s injuries.
At Avrek Law, we will review the situation and will advise you accordingly on how to proceed in any circumstances.
We have the experience necessary to deal with this kind of situation.
Insurance companies will try to settle for a minimum amount and will also try to minimize their client’s liability.
As your legal professional, we will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance company.
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How Long Do I Have To File A Claim?
If you become injured while in a waterpark you can make a claim for compensation; according to California state laws, you have no more than two years to file a personal injury lawsuit.
It is important for you to remember that these terms are for filing lawsuit and not for an insurance claim.
And it’s better if you act quickly to help maximum any compensation you are due.
Common Injuries In Waterpark Accidents
The most common category of injury in waterparks is those that relates to water slides.
Such injuries can be moderate such as bruises, cuts and scratches, to serious or severe such as concussion, fractured bones, mutilation, and laceration or get stuck inside which could result in asphyxia or drowning.
Injuries in wave pools could result in bruises, cuts and scratches due to the struggle in case of a drowning situation, and it could be lethal.
Another kind of accident like slipping and falling could provoke moderate or serious injuries similar to water slide-related ones.
It’s important to remember that in all these accident scenarios there is a psychological component that could involve future medical expenses.
What To Do After An Accident?
We recommend the following guidelines to best position you after an accident:
- Call 911 immediately for medical assistance and don’t try to get up for yourself, wait for the appropriate medical help.
- Make sure to have a medical report.
- Try to remember all details of the accident and when is possible take photos of the scene or ask somebody help to do it.
- Do not speak with the park’s insurance company before contacting an attorney.
- Contact a professional injury attorney with experience in skateboard accidents at Avrek Law, we have the experience and know-how to evaluate and make sure you get a fair settlement. We will also guide you through the extensive paperwork you need to file to make an injury claim. Do not make any statement until you have reached a legal professional specialized in waterpark injury claims. Contact us at
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