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Waterparks are intended to be fun that an entire family can enjoy. While dozens of families visit the water park during the peak season, some visitors, unfortunately, left with serious injuries. Waterparks have several obvious and hidden hazards that a patron should be aware of before they attend one. If you or a family member was injured while visiting a waterpark, you should consult with an experienced Fayetteville waterpark injury attorney today.
The Kieklak Law Firm is prepared to assist you in pursuing a case against the negligent owners of a waterpark that is responsible for your injuries. No person expects to be injured or to have their child injured because their favorite waterpark did not adopt adequate safety measures. However, if disaster does strike while attending a park, our firm is here to fight for you. To schedule a free legal consultation to discuss your claim, contact the Kieklak Law Firm at 479-251-7767.
4 Common Causes of Waterpark Accidents
Waterpark accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. Many of these accidents occur due to a hazardous situation that should have been repaired by the owners of the waterpark. For example, if a person suffers a foot laceration due to walking over an area of a pool that was not properly paved, this problem should have been rectified before visitors entered the park. Patrons of a waterpark should keep their eyes open for any of the following circumstances that could lead to a serious injury.
Slip and falls are not only the most common type of personal injury lawsuit, but they are also a leading cause of waterpark injuries. While it may seem strange to file a lawsuit for wet floors at a waterpark, many people are injured every year from slipping and falling on a hard surface at a park.
Operators of a waterpark should take adequate precautions to warn patrons about areas of the park that may contain hazardous wet floors. These precautions would greatly benefit children who may not be aware of the dangers that a slippery floor may impose. Slip and fall accidents can easily result in broken bones, head injuries, ankle sprains, and many other types of injuries.
Waterslides are another hazardous aspect of waterparks. Waterslides may contain various defects. For example, if the slide is not as smooth as possible, a rider could suffer a deep laceration when they are making their way down the slide.
Another issue with waterslides is that a person can potentially be thrown from the slide on their way down. This can occur if the slide does not have adequate dimensions to fit all riders or if the rider hits a bump when sliding down. As waterslides typically begin from a great height, a fall from a slide could result in long-term or even fatal injuries.
Additionally, some waterslides require patrons to walk up winding steps while holding a flotation device needed to traverse the slide. These circumstances can increase the chances of a patron being injured due to trying to climb potentially slippery steps with their hands full.
Waterparks typically have multiple types of pools for visitors to use. However, these pools are not always sufficiently staffed. This can lead to a child entering a wave pool and drowning because they were overwhelmed by the generated waves. If the waterpark does not have a reasonable number of lifeguards to ensure that visitors do not drown, they can be held liable for their negligent actions.
Overuse of Chemicals
Some waterparks have indoor attractions for patrons to enjoy. However, some parks may not have an adequate ventilation system to ensure that chemicals needed to treat the water does not overwhelm visitors. These chemicals can cause a person’s eyes to burn and could result in serious eye injuries if a person is overexposed.
Poor ventilation can also affect employees that constantly work at an indoor attraction. If the use of chemicals needed for water treatment is not properly measured, employees can become ill after a period of time.
This is not an exhaustive list of waterpark accidents that our firm handles. We would be proud to represent you in your waterpark injury case.
Our Fayetteville Waterpark Lawsuit Lawyers are Ready to Work with You
If you or a family member suffered a serious injury while attending a waterpark, you should contact an experienced Fayetteville waterpark accident lawyer today. The legal team at the Kieklak Law Firm is ready to listen to the details of your case to help you develop a unique legal strategy to pursue the compensation that you deserve. You do not have to fight your injury claim alone, personal injury lawyer Ken Kieklak is here to stand with you. Contact the Kieklak Law Firm at 479-251-7767 for a free legal consultation.