Water Park Risks

Going to a water park is a fun and exciting day trip for kids and adults alike. Like large playgrounds with the added excitement of big splashes, rushing water, and deep pools, water parks are a popular summer vacation destination. Before your next visit, however, you may want to consider the safety risks that can potentially lead to serious accidents. Knowing water park accident risks and preventative steps you can take can help to keep your family safe.

Common Causes of Water Park Accidents

As water parks have grown in popularity, park owners have opted to build taller, faster, steeper rides for greater thrills. However, if the ride malfunctions or is not properly operated or maintained, visitors could be seriously injured. Some of the common sources of water park accidents are:

  • Ride design flaw
  • Worn out or improperly installed parts
  • Inadequate staff to supervise or improper supervision
  • Poor maintenance
  • Inexperienced staff

Staying Safe at the Water Park

To help keep you and your family safe while visiting a water park, consider taking the following preventative steps:

  • Always keep an eye on all family and friends, especially children.
  • Have children and inexperienced swimmers wear flotation devices.
  • If a ride looks unsound or unsafe, do not ride it and report the problem to staff.
  • If a ride is left unattended by a staff member or there are not enough staff members present to adequately supervise and operate the ride, choose avoid the ride and report the problem.
  • Do not run on wet or slippery surfaces.
  • If someone in your party is missing, report the missing person immediately.
  • If you have a heart condition, suddenly have trouble breathing, or experience any other health problem, consider sitting out on risky rides.

Sometimes accidents can occur even when you follow all safety precautions. If you or someone you know has been injured at a water park, consider contacting a personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer can help you identify the parties who are liable for your injuries, hold them legally accountable in court, and fight to get you the compensation that you deserve.

Contact Us

For more information on water park accidents and injury liability, don’t hesitate to contact the experienced Waukesha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® today at (800) 242-2874.