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How Waterpark Injury Accidents Happen


You take your children to a waterpark or you allow older children to go with friends and you hope they have a fun filled day. Though, sometimes inferior waterpark design, lack of maintenance and insufficient training for lifeguards are all real issues that can make a waterpark very dangerous for its visitors.

The safety of the visitors both children and adults at water parks should be the primary focus of waterpark owners and operators. Sometimes, though, it is not. When a waterpark injury accident happens or a fatal waterpark accident takes place, it is a tragedy. What makes it worse is that often, these incidents could have been prevented.

If you lost a loved one or if you or someone you know was injured at a waterpark in New Jersey, call our personal injury attorney at Monaco Law, PC. Our dedicated and experienced injury attorney can review your case and make sure that the negligent p[parties responsible for the accident are held accountable and that you get the total amount of compensation you are owed.

Waterpark Injury Accidents 

Enforcement of safety rules and proper lifeguard training are critical aspects of owning and running a waterpark that is safe for the public. So is the way that the waterpark is set up and how it is maintained. Waterparks should be designed for maximum entertainment and safety for guests. When this does not happen, serious accidents can transpire.

Likewise, when a waterpark is not kept up and maintained, equipment can become dangerous and so can the entire environment. Lifeguards that are not paying attention to guests or that do not have the training in place to prevent the likelihood of an accident happening pose yet another safety concern.

A waterpark owner who fails to hire responsible lifeguards and ensure they are properly trained or who does not have protocols for inspection and maintenance of the park can lead to accidents that cause injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Deep cuts and lacerations
  • Head injuries and concussions
  • Contusions
  • Sprains
  • Drownings

Visitors that go to waterparks typically do not think that they will be harmed. However, there are several highly publicized instances where someone is injured due to negligence or errors in staffing, design, or waterpark maintenance. For example, The Wave Waterpark in California had an incident where a boy went down a large water slide and was thrown off it, taking a hard landing on concrete, which he then slid across from his momentum. He suffered serious abrasions to the skin across his back and emotional trauma.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that thousands of people every year are taken to the emergency room for injuries suffered at waterparks and on waterslides.

 Speak to a New Jersey and Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney Today

Waterparks can be a fun family outing, but it is important to know the risks. If an injury accident happened to you while at a waterpark, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses.

Call our South Jersey personal injury lawyer at Monaco Law PC. Monaco Law PC offers free consultations to water park accident victims. If you would like help with your waterpark accident claim, you can call (609) 277-3166 for our New Jersey office and (215) 546-3166 for our office in Pennsylvania.

We are a New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury law firm serving Atlantic County, Bucks County,  Burlington County, Cape May County, Camden County, Chester County, Cumberland County, Delaware County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia, Ocean County, Salem County, and all of South Jersey.

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