The water park 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
- Fairview Beachfront Inn & Waterpark
- Gold Rush Waterpark
- Red Oaks Water Park
- Rolling Hills
- Surfari Joe's Indoor Wilderness Water Park
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
- Small children, non-swimmers, and weak swimmers should wear a life vest on water park attractions
- Prevent over-exposure to sun by wearing a hat, applying waterproof sunscreen often, and drinking plenty of fluids
Water Park Safety Resources
For more information on water park safety, or water safety in general, visit these additional resources we've compiled to ensure your family stays safe this summer:
- Pool Safely
- Buckfire Law's Water Safety Month Tips
- IAAPA's Water Park Safety Tips
- The CDC's Model Aquatic Health Code
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 water park 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.
Best Michigan Water Park Accident Lawyers
Our legal team includes the most successful water park injury & accident attorneys in Michigan. Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. and our lawyers have won the top awards in the legal profession, including:
- U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms
- "Best Michigan Personal Injury Attorney" by American Lawyer Academy
- Named Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Michigan
- Honored as "Super Lawyers"
- Top Martindale-Hubbell Rating (AV) for Skill & Integrity
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Our No-Fee Promise on Michigan Water Park Injury Cases
We do not charge you anything to get started on your recreational injury case. We promise you in writing:
- We pay all case costs and expenses
- No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
- Phone calls are always free, forever.
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Warning: There are strict time deadlines for filing Michigan water park injury lawsuits.