Water Slide InjuriesMany of us disregard the danger that water slides represent. How could something so fun lead to harm? Unfortunately, water slide accidents are very common. Victims involved in water slide accidents could suffer a variety of injuries, including but not limited to broken bones, lacerations, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, severed limbs, and decapitation, for example. Although many victims survive their injuries, many others are not as lucky. Regardless of the way that you or a member of your family were harmed in a water slide accident, do not hesitate to contact our firm at your earliest convenience. You might have grounds to take legal action.
Who is Liable for Water Slide Accidents?Before being able to understand liability in water slide accident cases, we must first have an understanding of the different causes of these incidents. For example, a lack of maintenance, hazards, issues with restraints, water slide design, and water slide installation could all contribute to an accident. In general, the reasons behind water slide accidents can be classified into one of two of the following:
- A homeowner or property owner was negligent
- A designing or manufacturing company was negligent
Your Right to SueAs mentioned above, liability is based on negligence. If you suffer any sort of harm as a direct result of the negligent actions of a homeowner or a company, you will likely have grounds to pursue a claim. Depending on the specific details of your claim, you might have grounds to pursue an injury claim, a wrongful death claim, or a product liability claim. The specific type of claim that you could pursue will always depend on the details of the incident and the harm that you suffered. If you would like to learn more about your right to sue (and what type of claim you could pursue), do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible.
Your Right to Receive Monetary CompensationIf you suffered any harm as a direct result of the negligent actions of a party or entity, you might have grounds to recover at least some sort of monetary compensation. Although recovering compensation cannot reverse the harm suffered, recovering monetary compensation can help victims and their families move forward after such a traumatic water slide accident experience. To understand how much compensation you could be eligible to recover for your claim, it is essential that you discuss your claim with an attorney. Some of the types of compensation available for recovery could include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral/burial costs
- Punitive damages