Six Flags first opened in 1962. Since then, it’s grown into one of America’s most popular and recognizable amusement park brands, spreading out into over a dozen locations from north to south and coast to coast. Along with its roller coasters and other attractions, Six Flags is especially famous for its vast and colorful water parks. At Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, the pools and slides of Hurricane Harbor help millions of children and adults keep cool every summer.
But unfortunately, Hurricane Harbor has also been the site of injuries and accidents. Accidents at water parks like Hurricane Harbor can result in chronic pain, debilitating injury, reduced physical and/or mental function, prolonged emotional distress, and financial hardship resulting from medical bills and lost work. If an accident was caused by the park’s negligence, the victim may be entitled to compensation for the damages they have suffered.
If you or one of your loved ones suffered an injury at a waterpark like Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, you deserve to seek justice for the wrongs against you and your family. The accident injury lawyers of Reiff & Bily can help. To schedule a free and private legal consultation, call our law offices right away at (215) 274-0072. You only have a limited amount of time to pursue a personal injury claim after an accident, so don’t wait until it’s too late and the crucial deadline has passed. Call us today, and let’s start reviewing your case together.
Reiff & Bily: Hurricane Harbor Accident Injury Attorneys
Because of circumstances outside of your control, you have been unfairly burdened with injuries, pain, and medical expenses. Your work has been interrupted, your health has been damaged, and your finances have been strained by hospital bills. During this frustrating and difficult time, you deserve the benefit of a skilled and experienced legal team devoted to aggressive client representation. If you have suffered because of negligence, or due to other actions. the party who caused or contributed to your injury may be liable for the losses you have sustained.
At Reiff & Bily, we are driven attorneys dedicated to serving amusement park accident victims and their families. Our knowledgeable legal team is equipped with more than 34 years of practical experience litigating a wide variety of water park cases, and we have made recoveries exceeding $1 million for multiple clients. When you need the support of a committed and experienced personal injury lawyer, call on Reiff & Bily.
Locations and Ride Types
There are numerous Hurricane Harbor water parks attached to Six Flags around the United States:
- America: Mitchellville, Maryland
- Great Adventure: Jackson, New Jersey
- Great America: Gurnee, Illinois
- Magic Mountain: Valencia, California
- New England: Agawam, Massachusetts
- Over Georgia: Austell, Georgia
- Over Texas: Arlington, Texas
- St. Louis: Eureka, Missouri
Some rides make repeat appearances at multiple Hurricane Harbor locations, such as Hurricane Bay, while others are unique to their specific park. Popular types of rides typically included at these water parks include:
- Child Pools
- Mat Racers
- Play Areas
- Raft Rides
- Water Coasters
- Water Slides
- Wave Pools
Accidents at Hurricane Harbor
In the past, serious and even fatal accidents have been documented on various Hurricane Harbor rides and attractions. In one tragic instance, a 64-year-old woman named Linda Forbes was killed after drowning at the Lazy River at Six Flags Over Texas. Her family alleged the park was responsible for Forbes’ wrongful death. The Forbes family filed a lawsuit stating that a chain of negligence led to Forbes’ preventable death. First, employees failed to use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation; then, the defibrillator machine brought to scene did not work; and finally, paramedics were unable to reach the scene in time to save Forbes because the ride was “locked and inaccessible.”
In another instance, a 19-year-old male plummeted over 75 feet from the Venom Drop, one of three slides contained by Black Snake Summit at Hurricane Harbor in California. Against all odds, the man survived without sustaining any catastrophic injuries — but the end result could have been much worse.
If you were injured or if one of your loved ones was wrongfully killed at a Six Flags water park, an experienced water park accident lawyer can help you seek justice. To schedule a free and private legal consultation, call our law offices at (215) 274-0072, or contact us online today.