The waterpark accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent people who suffered serious injuries or drowned in a Michigan water park accident. Our detailed knowledge and understanding of these types of deaths and injuries is essential to achieving the best possible settlement for the drowning victim and his or her family. Many of these cases are wrongful death cases.
Water Park Drowning: Injuries & Death
The World Water Park Association (WWA), estimates that there are 1,000 waters parks in the U.S. with an estimation of 80 million people visiting these amusement parks every year. With numbers so high, waterpark drowning and accident injures are unfortunately quite common. Some of the most common causes for these types of injuries can include improper warnings or signage, failure to enforce weight and height limits, ride failure, poor or nonexistent maintenance, lack of lifeguards on duty, and more.
Types of Water Park Rides in Amusement Parks
Some of the most common types of water park rides include:
- Water slide
- Wave pool
- Water coaster
- Inflatable floats
- Speed slide
- Inner tubing rides
- Leisure rivers
Largest Michigan Water Parks
Some of Michigan’s largest amusement water parks include the following:
- Michigan’s Adventure Amusement Park & Wild Water Adventure
- Avalanche Bay Indoor Water Park
- Splash Universe
- Soaring Eagle Water Park & Hotel
- Zehnder's Splash Village
- Battle Creek’s Full Blast Water Park
- Great Wolf Lodge
- Avalanche Bay Indoor Water Park at Boyne Mountain
Water Park Safety Tips
According to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), in order to protect the safety of water park goers you and your family should:
- Obey listed age, height, weight, and health restrictions
- Observe all posted safety rules
- Parents with young children should make sure that their children can understand safe and appropriate behavior
- Never force anyone, especially children, to ride water attractions they don’t want to ride
- If you see any unsafe behavior or condition on a ride, report it to a supervisor or manager immediately
Legal Rights After A Michigan Water Park Accident
Water park injuries and drowning deaths may be the fault of the park due to negligence. This can include the failure to properly supervise the area, the improper training of employees, inadequate staffing or lifeguards, the lack of safety equipment, and improper maintenance. Many times, a similar accident occurred before and the park did nothing to prevent another visitor from the dangerous condition.
Our attorneys know the complexities of these cases and how to win the highest settlements. Settlements in a waterpark injury case includes compensation for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, disability, medical expenses, and lost wages. Compensation also includes money for any visible scars or disfigurements.
Our No Fee Promise For Michigan Water Park Accident Cases
We will represent you in your Michigan amusement park drowning case under our No Fee Promise. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact Our Michigan Water Park Injury Lawyers
For more information on your rights after a water park injury accident in Michigan, call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced lawyers about your case. Our office will start working on your case immediately and begin gathering witness statements and evidence to prove and win your case.
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