There are indoor and outdoor waterparks, and they both have their dangers. While they have the same concept of providing families with entertainment, their layout and how they operate can be very different. Injuries are prevalent in both types of waterparks. An injury to a patron can lead to long-term medical conditions and expenses. Your family should not have to deal with the consequences of another person's negligence. The waterpark owner and staff can act negligently, causing you injury. A waiver is not enough to exempt them from taking responsibility for their actions. You will need to speak to a Philadelphia indoor water park accident attorney.
Types of indoor waterpark injuries
Injuries can vary on a case-by-case basis, and you must receive medical treatment, whether minor or severe. While there are unforeseeable accidents, the majority are preventable. Some common water park injuries include:
- Joint injuries
- Bacterial infections
- Slip and fall accident injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
How does negligence work
Proving negligence is vital to an indoor waterpark accident claim. It can be challenging to do so if you do not report your injury or have sufficient evidence of the claim. Families believe that by signing a waiver, they do not have to report the accident. They will leave the water park and go to the emergency room or home without a second thought. It is not until they get an unfavorable diagnosis that they realize the injury is a case of negligence.
You need to take a few steps to prove negligence was the cause of your injury. We understand that the last thing on your mind after an injury is to collect evidence, but it is vital. The water park knows they are acting negligently and will try to cover up substantial evidence. If the injury was on a waterslide, take pictures of the waterslide from all different angles. The injury victim is unlikely to be able to do this on their own, so other parties in the group need to begin evidence collection.
If there was a malfunctioning piece on the waterslide or an employee acted negligently, it is essential to report this as it will be the basis of your claim. If other patrons in the area saw what led to the injury, you should speak to them. An unbiased party will hold more weight than family and friends' testimony. While you do not need to write down their version of events, you should get their contact information. Park management should also file a report detailing the accident. Their insurance company will contact you later to resolve the matter without an attorney. Do not speak to the insurance company without a Philadelphia water park accident attorney.
Examples of water park safety violations
The majority of water park accidents are the cause of a safety violation by an employee or other waterpark staff. When there is a safety violation present, your Philadelphia water park injury attorney must be aware of them so they can build your case. Many injury claims will be the result of these safety violations:
- Improper maintenance
- Defective water slide
- Defective water rides
- Underfilled attractions
- Overfilled attractions
- Design concerns
It takes a lot of water and precaution to operate an indoor water park. Every employee must be on top of their responsibilities to avoid accidents and injuries. There is no safe space at a water park, and you need the help of a Philadelphia indoor waterpark attorney to represent you during an injury lawsuit.
Contact a Philadelphia water park accident attorney
After receiving medical attention, you will need to hire a Philadelphia water park accident attorney. Evidence can quickly disappear. While many water parks have surveillance videos, they do not keep the videos for long periods. We will need to hurry to collect videos and other pertinent evidence on your behalf. Contact Kwartler Manus, LLC at (267) 214-8608 to schedule a consultation and determine what legal options you have.