Water parks and amusement parks have millions of visitors each year. While
enjoying innocent fun with friends and family, visitors are often surprised
to find that water parks are not always safe, even for adults—and
it’s not just because of the slippery walkways.
Adults and children are often injured while using water slides, rollercoasters,
slippery walkways, and even doing simple things like jumping into a pool.
Common water park injuries include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Slips and falls
- Traumatic head and brain injuries
- Cuts and infections
- Neck, back, and spine injuries
- Drowning and nearly drowning
When you sustain an injury at a water park, you are likely to incur significant
expenses for things like pain medication, X-rays, riding in an ambulance,
and hospital stays. If you have a more serious injury, such as a spinal
injury or a severe concussion, you could experience pain and an inhibited
ability to perform everyday tasks for years to come. Fractures, sprains,
and other such physical trauma can also keep you out of work for days,
weeks, or even months. In fact, if your injury is serious enough, you
may end up permanently disabled and unable to work.
If you have been injured while at a water park, you may be entitled to
compensation for damages. Whether or not you are able to sue the water
park or property owner depends on the circumstances of your injuries.
However, water park staff members (including property owners and managers)
are required to create and maintain a safe environment, and if your injury
occurred as a result of unkempt, unsafe conditions on the premises, they
could be held liable for your injuries. When pursuing a legal case, you
will need an experienced legal team on your side in order to take on the
entertainment company or water park in question and get the compensation
you need to cover your injury expenses. Whatever the circumstances of
your water park injury, call our team of Albuquerque premises liability
lawyers at Michael J. Doyle, Attorney At Law, right away.
Reach us by calling (505) 219-2176, or send us your information
to receive a confidential case evaluation.