When summer temperatures reach the point of sweltering, few things are more popular than Florida’s water parks. Millions of residents and tourists visit Florida’s water parks each year. Most will go home at the end of the day, maybe a little sun burned, but otherwise unscathed. Despite that, there have been occasions when fun family outings at a water park have turned deadly.
For instance, in 2016, a ten-year-old boy was killed at a Kansas City water park, after the raft carrying him down a 17-story-high water slide went airborne. The incident also injured two other passengers on the raft. In 2007, despite six lifeguards being present nearby, a four-year-old boy drowned in shallow water, in a newly constructed wave pool at Great America in California.
We believe that the costs associated with hiring a lawyer shouldn’t prevent any serious water park injury victim from obtaining sound legal counsel. Because of this, our law firm handles all water park injury claims on a contingency fee basis. This means there are no out of pocket expenses and you only owe attorney’s fees if we settle your claim or win a favorable verdict in court.
Because water parks serve the public, they have a legal duty to ensure the reasonable safety of their facilities. They are also required by Florida law to carry substantial liability insurance policies.
Failure of a water park to build a reasonably safe facility, safely operate or to properly maintain that facility may make them liable for any injuries or deaths that occur. Any of the following causes can be responsible for a serious injury or death at a water park and potential cause for a legal claim:
Under most circumstances, water park injury claims will be filed as premises liability lawsuits, against the water park and their liability insurance policy.
However, depending on the circumstances of your case, other parties may also be at-fault and additional legal claims might be warranted.
For example, if a design or manufacturing defect is found to have been at-fault or partially responsible for causing an injury or death, the companies involved with the design or manufacturing of the product may be held accountable in a product liability claim.
If a contractor, responsible for maintenance or water treatment, is negligent in their duties and their actions were responsible for an injury or death, those contractors may be also held accountable in a third-party claim against their liability insurance policy.
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