The summer season is almost here, and although Minnesota is home to more than 10,000 lakes, many people like to take in the sun at a water park or community pool. These places can be a lot of fun for the whole family, but they can also be quite dangerous. If you suffer an injury at a water park, can you file an injury lawsuit against the park, or do you waive your rights when you buy your entrance wristband? We take a closer look at water park injuries and how you can seek compensation for your injuries in today’s blog.
Pursuing Compensation For Water Park Injuries
Waterslides, wave pools, an abundance of children and wet ground can all make for potential injury hazards. So what are your legal options if your or a family member suffered an injury at a water park? Do you sue an employee, another patron, or the water park itself? It depends on the incident, so it’s best to discuss your options with a personal injury team like Hey Workers.
How you’ll go about collecting an injury award depends on the circumstances of your injury. For example, if you were pushed by another guest and you broke your foot during the fall, you will likely name the guest in your lawsuit, but you may also have a case against the owners of the water park. If you were injured because an employee failed to notice someone was stuck in a slide and you crashed into them, the suit may take aim at the waterpark and its parent company. Again, you best bet is to talk to an injury law firm to assess the best route to pursue compensation.
Injuries and Liability Limitations
Some of the more common types of injuries at a water park that can result in a lawsuit against another party include:
- Slip and fall injuries
- Collision injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
- Injuries resulting from faulty equipment or employee negligence
A final note on water park injuries claims involves business liability. Many times, when you agree to enter the water park, you relinquish your right to sue them for certain injuries. Just because you suffered an injury on their property doesn’t mean they owe you money. For example, if you were texting and walking and you tripped over a hazard cone and broke your wrist during your fall, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to pursue compensation because you were more responsible for your injuries than the park.
Now, that doesn’t mean that all of your rights are waived when you purchase tickets to enter the park. Even when you sign a waiver, you can still pursue compensation if another party’s actions or inactions were significantly negligent or purposeful. The water park may try to bully you into not pursuing a claim or by giving you a refund or some other small compensation, but you have legal rights if they directly caused your preventable injuries.
So before you sign anything or decide to handle your medical bills on your own, reach out to the experienced legal team at Hey Workers if you were injured at a water park in Minnesota or while visiting another state. Let us get you the compensation you deserve. Give us a call for more information.