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What you Need to Know: Water Slide Injury

person going down a water slide

Living in Florida, It’s almost impossible to NOT come across a water slide over the summer. Whether it is at a friend’s house, a water park, a public pool play area or even just a slip ‘n slide in the front yard, you are bound to take a slide at least once.

While water slides are a fun activity for kids and adults alike, they can be dangerous in some situations, too. Water slide injuries are very common. It’s important to know what to do if you or a loved one is injured while on one.

Water Slide Safety

At a Water or Theme Park: In this case, the parks are responsible for safe operations of rides and maintaining safe areas around the rides. A park could be held liable for a water slide injury if a defect is found, if an employee isn’t operating the slide safely or monitoring guests correctly, or if it wasn’t repaired or maintained correctly. If the ride has a defect in design, warnings, or manufacturing, the maker of slide could also be held liable.

At a Public/Private Pool Play or Splash Area: There are locations with water slides around the city. If the pool is privately owned, the liability would fall on the company that owns the pool if it was found the slide was not being properly maintained or watched. At a public pool, the local government that operates the pool might be held liable.

At a House: Whether it is your home, a friend’s or a neighbor’s, the homeowner could be held liable after a water slide injury. This could be from a slide that connects to a pool or even a slip ‘n slide. Homeowners are responsible for maintaining a hazard-free environment for all guests

If you or a loved one is injured on a water slide, it is important to get expertise help from an injury attorney.