PREVENTING WATER SLIDE INJURIES
Living in Florida, we know it is almost always good weather for water slides, slip and slides, and other outdoor water activities. Whether a company brings you a slip and slide or you buy one yourself, always make sure to go over all instructions and a safety checklist to ensure both your safety and the safety of others using those slides.
We cannot stress enough the importance of making sure to go over a safety checklist. The safety checklist is key because they instruct you on safe and proper usage of the slide. They may also instruct you on what not to do and what to look out for to prevent any injury.
Almost always you want to make sure the slip and slides are set up on a safe and unrough or grassy area. Finally, always have someone perform a full safety check and run through to ensure the slip and slide is working properly and safely. Other safety tips to keep in mind when preparing to prevent inflatable water slide injuries can be:
- Be aware of the age of people to use;
- Be aware of a possible weight limit;
- Discuss deflation and proper inflation with the company who deliver the slides;
- Read the safety instructions attached on slides.
Injuries from inflatable water slides can include, but are not limited to:
- Facial injuries/ bruises;
- Broken or fractured bones;
- Neck injuries;
- Back injuries.
In the event of a water slide injury, you may wonder if there is any liability on anyone. The answer is a resounding yes! The person who uses a water slide and gets injured may not be liable at all. Here are a few possibilities of who may be at fault:
- The company who provided the water slides;
- The owner of the property that the slide is on;
- Anyone who does not inform you of proper safety instructions before using.
GO TO HALE™
If you are injured as the result of a water slide, you may be entitled to compensation. The company who provided the slide, the owner of the property, or the renter of the water slide may be liable for your injuries and other damages that occurred while using the slide. Examples of what those damages are that they are responsible for are your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other expenses that you have incurred due to your injury.
If you suffered an injury and are unsure of what to do next, give us a call. Here at Hale Law, P.A., you will find experienced Sarasota personal injury attorneys with years of experience fighting for injury victims like yourself. Our firm is dedicated to obtaining excellent results that help you get back on your feet after a serious injury. We want you to concentrate on getting better while we handle the rest. Call our office after any personal injury accident at 941-735-4529 or visit us online at halelaw.com. Our services are provided on a contingency-fee basis, which means you do not have to pay us anything up front in order for us to represent you. We only get paid at the end of the case if we win.