- Date: 1993
- Victim’s Age: 23
- Victim’s Sex: Female
- Occupation: N/A
- Place: N/A
- Circumstances: water slide tube was bumped
- Injuries sustained: injuries to her head, neck, and shoulder area
- Compensation: $365,531
The water slide incident
In 1999 a 23-year-old woman was at a waterpark run by Wild Water Kingdom Ltd. with her child and husband. She was going down a water slide when her tube was bumped and she was thrown off. As a result, she hit her head on the slide.
She suffered injuries to her head, neck, and shoulder area. She was diagnosed with a mild concussion. She developed migraine headaches and myofascial pain syndrome (a chronic pain disorder) involving her neck, shoulders, arms, and fingers. She also complained of dizziness, constant nausea, lack of concentration, and memory loss however those issues started to disappear after a year. The chronic pain had left her feeling depressed and anxious and her headaches have made her short-tempered.
Compensation for the victim
Just before trial, the waterpark admitted liability for the woman’s injuries. At trial in 2005, the judge awarded the woman $70,000 in general damages, $21,573 for past loss of income, $201,230 for future loss of income, and $72,728 for future care costs.
If you have been injured while participating in a recreational activity our personal injury lawyers can help you get compensation for your damages.