Were you or a member of your family harmed in a water slide accident in San Diego
or surrounding areas? Water slides generally represent fun; however, they can result in significant injuries. Depending on the severity of the incident and the harm suffered, victims and their families could be left dealing with a number of consequences associated with the water slide accident. If you or a member of your family were harmed in an incident surrounding a water slide, you might have grounds to pursue a claim. Depending on the details of the incident, you might even be eligible to receive monetary compensation for the harm that you or your family suffered.
If you or your family suffered injuries and you are considering the option of pursuing a claim against the liable party
, you should seek legal assistance immediately. If you would like to speak to a water slide accident lawyer in San Diego
to learn more about liability and your right to sue, do not hesitate to contact
the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group
At Downtown L.A. Law Group
, we are dedicated to ensuring that all parties in need of legal representation have access to all the information that they need to take legal action against the parties or entities liable for the harm that they suffered. Our San Diego attorneys have many years of experience handling a variety of claims, including water slide accident claims which always peak during the warm-weather months. If you would like our San Diego water slide accident lawyers to evaluate your claim and provide you with the legal guidance that you need, do not hesitate to contact our law firm today.
The Reasons behind Water Slide Accidents
Water slide accidents
are, unfortunately, quite common. There are a number of reasons that could contribute to water slide accidents. Consider the following list:
- Water slides are improperly maintained.
- There are poor or nonexistent safety guidelines/rules in place (there might not be anyone enforcing existing rules).
- Hazards in the water slides have not been addressed appropriately.
- The water slide is located in an unsafe location.
- The water slide has a faulty design.
- The water slide is defective.
- The water slide was installed incorrectly.
- There are hazards around the water slide (entrances and exits)
- The water level is too low or simply not appropriate.
Consider the following two examples. (1) There is a water slide in a home, used by the neighborhood kids/teens
. The homeowner allows the kids and teens in the neighborhood to come into the property and use the slide. The water slide in this particular home needs maintenance. It creeks with even the lightest of weight and some of the support beams are cracked. A teenager of average height and weight decides to get on the water slide. As the teen is sliding down, one of the support beams breaks, causing the slide to become unstable and collapse. The teen is crushed by the collapsed slide. (2) There is an inflatable water slide in the backyard of a home
. The water slide has been used for many consecutive summers. After sliding, users are dropped into a small pool area. There is a small tear that prevents the pool portion to inflate completely. Because of the improper inflation of an important segment, users coming down the waterslide go past the inflatable pool borders (which are not properly inflated) and actually land out of the inflatable waterslide, landing on grass or concrete, for example, and leading to injuries.
Unsuspecting Parties Could Be Injured
In water slide accidents, victims could suffer a variety of injuries. Without a doubt, the most common injuries consist of drowning injuries
. However, depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, victims could suffer many other injuries besides drowning injuries. For example, victims could suffer broken bones, lacerations, and even severed limbs. One victim, in particular, was decapitated in a horrible incident on “the world’s tallest waterslide
” just a few years ago. No matter the specific injuries suffered in a water slide accident, victims and their families could be affected for a very long time. If you or your family suffered any type of harm in a water slide accident, you might have grounds to sue – the harm suffered could have been avoided.
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Liability in Water Slide Accidents
Who is liable for the harm
that you suffered? Who can be held accountable for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered? Liability for the harm suffered will always depend on the specific details surrounding your claim. In other words, liability will be directly related to the cause of your accident. For example, if your water slide accident was caused by unaddressed hazards, the owner/operator of the waterslide could be liable. If the water slide accident was caused by a defect, the company that designed/manufactured the water slide could be liable.
Can I sue the homeowner?
The owners of water slides could be liable based on premise liability. Based on premise liability, owners have a duty to ensure that their premise is safe for their visitors. Their premises must be completely free of hazards. If there are any hazards that have not been addressed, there must be clear warning signs to prevent guests from being harmed (some examples of warnings could include cones, signs, or even closed water slides). When owners fail to identify and address any hazards on their property (including the hazards relevant to their water slides), they could be liable for any harm suffered by their guests.
Can I sue product manufacturers?
The companies that manufacture water slides could be liable based on product liability. Based on product liability, all companies have a duty to ensure that their products are safe for their consumers. They must ensure that their products are safe to be used as intended. They must inspect their products and subject their products to various tests to ensure that they are completely safe. As soon as a company becomes aware of a defect in their product, they must take action to address the hazard to prevent any consumers from being harmed. When companies fail to identify and address hazards leading to consumers suffering harm, they could be liable.
You Could Sue and Recover Monetary Compensation
Whether you were injured in a home waterslide accident, a defective waterslide accident
, or an inflatable waterslide accident, you might have rounds to pursue a claim. If the harm that you or a member of your family suffered was a direct result of the negligent actions of a party or entity, you will likely have grounds to file a lawsuit. If your claim is successful, you could be compensated. Although no amount of monetary compensation could reverse the harm suffered, recovering compensation could help you and your family move forward from such a traumatic experience.
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How much compensation could you receive? What type of compensation are you likely eligible to recover?
The answers to these questions will always depend on the specific details of your claim. Although every claim is different, some of the categories of compensation that can be available for victims to recover include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
- Punitive damages
If you are ready to fight for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation available for your claim, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the expert Water slide accident lawyers in San Diego. Our lawyers are ready to aggressively fight for your right to recover the compensation that you deserve. As soon as you allow our lawyers to handle your claim, you could be certain that our lawyers will not rest until you receive the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim. If you are ready to fight for your right to be compensated after the water slide accident that affected you and your entire family, contact us today.
The Statute of Limitations
All claims are subject to deadlines. These deadlines ensure that claims are filed promptly and that both parties (claimants and defendants) have access to the evidence that they need to prove or disprove allegations. In general, injury claims in California are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. Wrongful death claims are also subject to the same two-year deadline. However, many exceptions could apply. For example, if a minor is injured in a water slide, parents will be able to bring forth a case within two years; however, the victim (not the parents) could file his or her claim directly up to two years after becoming of age – the statute of limitations will be paused and will only start running after the victim turns eighteen.
What happens if you fail to file your claim within the appropriate length of time? When claimants fail to file their claims within the time established by the applicable statute of limitations, they will lose their right to sue. If you lose your right to sue, you will also lose your right to receive compensation.
Consider These Steps
After being involved in a water slide accident, there are a number of things that victims and their families must do to ensure that they gather the tools necessary to eventually file a claim (if they choose to do so). Consider the following steps:
- Seek medical attention (or confirmation for the cause of death)
- Take photos of all injuries (visible injuries)
- Take photos of the hazard that caused the accident
- Gather all medical records relevant to the harm suffered
- Collect witness information
- Gather insurance information (homeowner’s insurance, for example)
If the harm that you suffered was caused by a defective product, you should also do the following:
- Contact the company to report the defect and the harm suffered
- Stop using the defective product
- Take photos of the defective product
- Keep the defective product as-is (do not tamper with or try to fix the defective product yourself)
- Do not agree to a refund
- Do not agree to a free repair
- Do not return the defective product to the company
- Collect records of the purchase of the defective product
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Most importantly, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible. With the representation of an experienced attorney, you will be able to start your legal process and hold the liable party (or parties) accountable for the harm that you suffered.
Contact Our Law Firm
If you were involved in a water slide accident in San Diego or surrounding areas, it is essential that you seek legal assistance with the experts at our law firm as soon as possible. If you were involved in a water slide accident, it is important that you seek legal assistance with the lawyers at Downtown L.A. Law Group
immediately. At Downtown L.A. Law Group
, our lawyers are dedicated to representing victims and their families – and helping them recover the compensation that they are owed. If you would like to discuss your claim with our lawyers, it is essential that you contact us
You could benefit from our free legal services, which include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns – whether you are interested in starting or redirecting your claim. Our free consultations and second opinions are part of our Zero-Fee guarantee, which ensures that our clients never have to pay anything to speak to our lawyers. Our firm is also based on a contingency structure; therefore, our clients will never be required to pay anything until after reaching a successful claim outcome.
If you are ready to discuss your San Diego water slide accident
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