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Waterparks And Personal Injury Lawsuits

Waterparks And Personal Injury LawsuitsFlorida is one of the most heavily visited places in the entire world. It’s regularly the top destination spot in the country, and about 60 million people visit the beaches alone every year. Add to that the theme parks, resorts, and golf courses, and it’s not hard to see why so many people visit the state. But among all the various locations, water parks are still one of the most popular, thanks to the thrills and the chance to beat the summer heat.

And while today’s designs have helped make water parks very safe, there are still some risks associated with them. Slip and fall injuries are among the most common types of personal injury cases brought into the court system, and it makes sense that since the wet surfaces of a water park are at times slippery, some personal injury suits would be brought against them.

But it isn’t as common as you may think. That’s largely because not only are accidents fairly rare, but in most cases they’re just that – accidents that simply couldn’t have been prevented no matter what. Water parks work hard to prevent accidents, and in most cases those that do occur will not be due to their fault at all.

So how do you know if an accidental injury you suffer in a water park is something you may be able to seek compensation for? Here are a few things to consider.

  • Did the accident involve a slip or fall in an area that was posted with clear warning signs alerting you to the slippery conditions?
  • Did the accident occur as a result of running, roughhousing, or horseplay you were a part of, or that started before park attendants had an opportunity to be made aware of it?
  • Was the fall or injury the result of an issue that had just occurred, and that the park wasn’t aware of?
  • Were you injured in an area that wasn’t actually open to the public?
  • Was your child injured while not being properly supervised?
  • Did the accident or injury involve any existing medical condition that signage warned about?
  • Did the accident involve any type of water related injury that was either warned about in a sign or that was a risk that should have been obviously apparent to any reasonable person?

If any of these factors are answered with a ‘yes’, then the odds are good that you won’t be able to seek any kind of financial restitution for your injuries. The reason is simple – when entering a park of this nature, you essentially accept the inherent risks associated with it.

The only time when you may have a lawsuit is when you’re injured to do negligence, recklessness, or other similar actions of the park. This could be any number of things, but it must be proven that you have actually been injured as a result of something that the water park should have known about and should have taken steps to fix.

This can be a very confusing area of personal injury law due to the ‘reasonable risk’ and the fact that different situations could mean different risks were present that you didn’t know about. In short, it’s usually in your best interests to talk to a professional injury lawyer about your situation. Since consultations are free, there is really nothing to lose by speaking to a lawyer and finding out more about what your options are. Water parks are a blast, but if you’re injured, you might need help. Be sure to get the kind of assistance you need. Contact us to learn more about what we can do for you.

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

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