As the sun starts to heat up and families head to the water to cool off, waterparks are an increasingly popular destination. There are over 1,300 waterparks in North America alone, attracting over 85 million people, according to the World Waterpark Association. Most waterpark patrons use caution when navigating through a wet park. However, sometimes even the most cautious patrons can slip and injure themselves. It is important to know that even if a patron is aware of slippery surfaces, the waterpark operator still owes a duty to use reasonable care in maintaining their waterpark. Moreover, the waterpark operator owes a duty to provide sufficient warnings for any known dangerous conditions and must conduct reasonable inspections to discover non-obvious dangers, such as water contamination and defective water features. Nearly all waterparks contain various water features, such as a lazy river with a floating inner-tube, a raft to power down a waterslide, a wave pool, water spouts in kiddie pool, or other rubber and plastic water features. Sometimes, these features are defective in either their design, manufacturing, or lack of adequate warnings. Furthermore, young children, especially those who aren’t good swimmers, can be at high risk from the unexpected force of waves and waterfalls, even in areas designated for young children. Waterpark operators must also provide adequate responses to aid in any injured patron. Our firm has handled cases involving persons seriously injured as a result of the negligence of waterpark owners and the companies that design and construct them. If you have been seriously injured at a waterpark, call us for a free consultation.