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Can I Seek Compensation after a Water Park Accident?

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As temperatures continue to climb, Texas’ many water parks serve up a fun way to beat the heat. However, while making a splash can give you and your family much-needed relief from the sweltering summer weather, there’s a dark side to these aquatic retreats.

Dangerous slides, rides, and malfunctioning equipment all posts serious risks to patrons. When the owners fail to maintain their facilities to a reasonable standard, this constant risk could become a sudden tragedy.

If you or someone close to you was injured in a water park accident, you may be able to recover compensation by filing a claim against the negligent owner. However, just because you were hurt doesn’t mean a financial award is a foregone conclusion.

In this article, we take a closer look at what you will need to prove in order to receive a settlement:

How Can I Prove That the Water Park Owner Was Negligent?

To succeed in a personal injury claim, you will need to demonstrate that either the pool’s or water park’s owner, a staff member, and/or an individual or entity responsible for maintaining the premises breached the duty of care owed to you. In other words, you must show that they failed to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of visitors and that their negligence resulted in an accident.

Evidence that could help you prove liability might include:

  • Maintenance records,
  • Surveillance camera footage,
  • Photographs of the hazard that caused your injuries,
  • Eyewitness testimony,
  • Employee records,
  • Expert witness deposition, and
  • Official incident reports.

You will also need to demonstrate that you suffered losses as a direct result of the accident. Such damages might include your medical bills, lost wages if you were unable to work because of your injuries, replacement services, home and vehicle modifications, and non-economic damages like pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment in life, and emotional distress.

How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Assist with My Claim?

A personal injury attorney can help you investigate the accident and gather the necessary evidence to support your claim. They can also assess your damages and, if necessary, consult with expert witnesses to help estimate fair compensation for the losses you’ve suffered. A lawyer will also represent you throughout proceedings, giving you the time you need to focus on your recovery and other matters.

Discuss Your Case With a Pool and Water Park Accident Attorney in Texas Today

If you were left seriously injured after a pool or water park accident, it may be wise to reach out to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. At Hilliard Law, we can assess your situation to determine whether you have grounds to pursue damages.

Our legal team has decades of collective experience representing injury victims throughout Texas. Our goal isn’t just to help you achieve a successful outcome in your case, but also to take steps to minimize stress for you and your family during this challenging chapter of your lives. To pencil in a free case review with a Texas pool and water park accident attorney, dial (866) 927-3420 or skip over to our contact page HERE.

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