If you were recently harmed while at a water park, you may not be at fault. If your injuries were caused by faulty facilities or the negligence of the park’s staff, you could be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries.
Personal injury claims give people like yourself a chance to receive repayment for their injuries. Filing a claim can be daunting for some, so it is highly recommended that you speak with a personal injury attorney for advice.
However, if you’d like to get started on your own, you can begin with writing a demand letter to the water park’s insurance.
Demand letters are official letters to insurance companies explaining why you deserve compensation. They include your information, the details of your accident, and a list of all injuries/bills/lost wages that you are seeking compensation for.
Because they are referenced throughout a case, it is especially important that they are formal and well-crafted.
Water Park Accident Demand Letter
Demand letters include a great deal of essential information that needs organizing. To make sure your letter meet all the necessary criteria, follow the template below:
[Your City, State, and Zip Code]
[Name of the Claims Adjuster]
[Their Job Title]
Address of the Insurance Company]
[City, State, and Zip Code of the Insurance Company]
Re: Your Insured, [Name of the Defendant]
Claimant: [Your Full Legal Name]
Claim Number: (Only include this number if a claim number has already been assigned to you, and you have already been contacted about the matter.)
Date of Loss: [Date of Incident in which the Bus Accident Took Place]
Dear Mr./Mrs.[Name of Claims Adjuster],
In regards to our previous discussion on October 9, 2015, please accept this letter as my formal request for compensation regarding the injuries sustained due to your insured, Dry Town Water Park.
As you know, I was wading into the Lazy River when my foot was cut on a loose razor blade at the bottom of the pool. If it had not been me to cut my foot, the injury very well could have been suffered by a child wading into the same pool. The presence of a razor blade in the water of a family park is not only illegal and vastly unacceptable, but places Dry Town Water Park at fault for this accident as well as my injuries.
On the afternoon of August 2, 2015, I attended with my family for my niece’s birthday party. I decided to wade into the Lazy River to relax when I felt a very intense, sharp pain in my left foot. After my sister helped me out of the pool, we discovered that a loose razor blade had gotten stuck in my foot and was causing me to bleed profusely.
I was immediately driven to Lancaster Emergency Medical Center and seen by Dr. Carla Simpson. After removing the razor and receiving four stitches for the wound, Dr. Simpson wrapped my foot and instructed me to take one week off of work to recover. I was also given [insert medication here] for the pain and [insert medication here] to help stave off infection.
Here are attached my medical bills, which further outline the cost of my treatment.
- Lancaster Emergency Medical Center: $320.00
- Dr. Carla Simpson: $249.00
- Stitches: $75.00
- Prescription Pain Medication: $120.00
- Prescription Infection Medication: $55.00
- TOTAL: $829.00
During my week recovery, I also lost $1270.00 of salary wages. It is for these costs that I am demanding compensation in the amount of $5,000 for Dry Town Water Park’s gross negligence.
I hope to receive a timely response in no later than 30 days from the date of this correspondence.
[Your Name – printed]
Note: always request compensation higher than the amount of your bills and lost wages. This gives you wiggle room later on in the negotiation process to insure you can receive fair compensation.
Seeking Help from an Attorney
Personal injury claims can be tricky to file, especially without the assistance of a legal professional. Attorneys are irreplaceable in cases like these and can make all difference in building a successful claim.
To give you the best chance at receiving the compensation you deserve, speak with a personal injury attorney today.
*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Dry Town Water Park, you may not be entitled to any compensation.