How can you stay safe at a water park?

May 19, 2022 | Premises Liability

Water parks are fun places for Florida residents to visit during the summer. However, it’s important to stay safe while you’re there and follow a few simple tips.

Watch your children

Watch your kids at all times. Children between the ages of 1 and 4 are more likely to drown while at a water park. Even if they know how to swim and there are lifeguards around, things can happen and lifeguards might not watch swimmers as closely as they should. Keep an eye on your kids and stay on alert in case they need help.

Wear life vests

Water parks are filled with many different fun water rides and attractions. As a result, it’s important for your and your kids to wear life vests at all times. You should still continue supervising children at all times when they play in the water.

Be careful when walking

Running around poolside areas can be dangerous. It’s common to experience a slip and fall accident that can lead to injuries as the area is wet. However, it’s possible to have an accident around the poolside and even in other areas because of wet, slippery conditions. If you’re walking and suddenly slip, you might have cause for a premises liability lawsuit.

Avoid becoming dehydrated

You can avoid dehydration and sun poisoning by staying well-hydrated throughout the day and wearing sunscreen. Use a waterproof sunscreen with SPF 15 and reapply it every two to three hours. Stay out of direct sunlight if possible and wear a hat when you’re planning to be at the water park for hours.

Follow the rules

Water parks have rules. You should follow them to stay safe. Some rides are inappropriate for very young children, so know which rides your kids are permitted to enjoy.

Jared K. Newman Esq. is the Managing Partner of the Personal Injury division at South Florida Law, PLLC. Mr. Newman is an experienced civil litigation attorney who has dedicated his practice to representing those injured while driving, walking, at work or elsewhere due to the negligence of others. He is an experienced advocate for his clients against insurance companies that refuse to pay fair and just compensation for the injuries caused by their insureds. His expertise in litigation rounds out the capabilities that form the personal injury practice area of the firm. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, he received his bachelor’s degree in Criminology from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. Mr. Newman has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2010.