August 8, 2016

Plaintiff claims Six Flags theme park failed to properly supervise park guests

Woman sues water park over injuryA New York City woman recently filed a $3 million water park accident lawsuit against Six Flags Great Adventure claiming the New Jersey theme park was negligent when it allowed her and a friend to go down a single-tube water slide together last year. The plaintiff suffered a broken ankle and claims she incurred further damages as a result of the accident.

According to the complaint, the combined weight of the riders caused them to travel too fast down the King Cobra water slide, at which point they slammed into a decorative snake head at the top of a safety wall. The weight limit for a single rider is 200 pounds, which the pair overwhelmingly exceeded with their combined weight in a two-occupant tube brought over from another water slide.

Attorneys for the plaintiff explained ride screener was negligent when he or she failed to stop the victims from entering the water slide with the two-occupant tube they carried over from another ride. Six Flags could ultimately be held responsible for the careless actions of one of its employees for failure to train or supervise the ride attendant.

Common types of water park injuries

Because water parks offer various types of attractions, many different types of serious injuries occur to unsuspecting victims. Common types of water park injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Subdural hematoma
  • Drowning
  • Near-drowning injury
  • Broken bones
  • Tendon sprains and tears

Water park injury lawyers

While The Cochran Firm, D.C. is not representing any of the parties involved with this particular case, our office represents victims harmed due to the carelessness of swimming pool operators and other business owners. Our water park injury lawyers have secured substantial compensation for our clients hurt by businesses unwilling to properly maintain their premises and properly train or supervise their employees.

When serious injuries do occur at the hands of someone else’s carelessness, victims have legal recourse to file water park injury lawsuits to recover vital compensation necessary to pay for medical treatment and lost wages. Furthermore, injury victims may be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering endured as a result of the accident.

If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury at a waterpark in Virginia, Maryland, or Washington, D.C., contact our office for a consultation. Fill out an online contact form about your case or call our office at 202-682-5800 during business hours or at 1-800-THE FIRM (843-3476) to reach us 24 hours a day.

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