Visitors Sue Six Flags After Chemical Leak Causes Serious Injuries

On July 30, 2021, several visitors (“Visitors”) to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park in Spring, Texas filed a complaint in Harris County District Court after suffering serious injuries following a chemical leak at the park.

The Visitors filed their lawsuit against Six Flags Splashtown LLC doing business as Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown  (hereinafter “Six Flags”). The Visitors assert causes of action for negligence, premises liability, and gross negligence against Six Flags because of an incident that caused them to suffer serious injuries.

According to the lawsuit on July 17, 2021, the Visitors were exposed to a “massive chemical leak” that occurred on the premises during their visit to the Six Flags water park. The Visitors further claim that health officials identified the chemicals as “a solution” of hypochlorite and 35 percent sulfuric acid. The Visitors claim that sulfuric acid is highly corrosive in pure form and is used in a cleaner to treat swimming pool water. The Visitors were seriously injured by the chemical leak and claim they suffered headaches, skin irritation, sore throats, and respiratory symptoms following their visit to Six Flags.

In their lawsuit, the Visitors allege that Six Flags was negligent in that it failed to warn of the leak more promptly and further failed to immediately notify the Visitors to vacate the area after the chemical had leaked. Rather, Six Flags employees delayed the Visitors’ departure, further prolonging the exposure they incurred with the chemical after it leaked. The Visitors further allege that Six Flags failed to properly train its employees, properly supervise employees, properly store dangerous chemicals, provided a safe facility for the visitors and other guests, and failed to properly safeguard the hazard, among others.

The Visitors also allege Six Flags had a duty to keep and maintain the premises in a safe condition.  The visitors claim they were invitees who entered the Six Flags premises for the benefit of Six Flags and that Six Flags had a duty to either warn the Visitors of the unreasonably dangerous condition or to make the unreasonably dangerous condition reasonably safe. As a result of its failures, the Visitors claim Six Flags breached its duty owed to them and caused their injuries.

The Visitors seek monetary relief for damages resulting from, among others, medical expenses both past and future, physical pain, and suffering both past a future, physical impairment/loss of enjoyment of life both past and future, disfigurement both past a future and mental anguish, among others.

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