By Chris Kramer
A fun day out with friends or family can turn tragic if you or someone else suffers a catastrophic injury. The event can be even worse if that injury was caused by the negligence of an outside party. Learn about various types of recreational injuries and legal options available to pursue fair compensation.
- Swimming Pool Injuries
- Surfing and Beach Injuries
- Water Skiing and Tubing Injuries
- Scuba Diving
- Kayaking and Rafting
- Ice Skating
Other Outdoor Activities
- Camping and Hiking
- Horseback Riding
Water Sport Injuries
If you have been a victim of negligence, such as an inattentive lifeguard at a pool or a beach, you may be able to file a suit and receive compensation for your or your child's injuries.
When you use swimming pools and beaches that have a lifeguard on duty and no signs are posted that say "No Lifeguard on Duty, Swim at Your Own Risk," the owners or supervisors are responsible for the people at that facility. If operation hours are clearly posted, and the facility is properly closed and locked, trespassing swimmers may not be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the facility.
Winter Sport Injuries
When skiing or snowboarding at a winter resort, there are usually tons of warnings posted and waivers to sign.
The companies running ski and snowboard facilities generally do a pretty good job of covering their bases, but depending on your situation, there might be something the resort failed to tell you. If you are injured at a winter resort, make sure you explore all your options. Talking to a personal injury attorney can be a great resource to get the legal information you need.
Ice-skating at a public ice rink could be a venue for some pretty serious injuries. If you fall on the ice and someone else causes injury to you, that is the fault of that person - not the facility. Before you get into any sort of personal injury lawsuit, make sure you know who is to blame for your personal injuries. A local personal injury lawyer can help you determine all the factors of your potential personal injury case.
Snow-mobile accidents when another vehicle is not involved can be hard to turn into a personal injury lawsuit - unless there is a manufacturer defect, in which case there could be a personal injury case against the maker of the vehicle.
If another person or vehicle is involved in the accident, and you feel they are responsible, a personal injury attorney will be able to help you weigh your options. If a car is involved in your snow-mobiling accident, learn about personal injury in car accidents.
Outdoor Activity Injuries
There are hundreds of activities that could lead to a personal injury and a personal injury lawsuit. These are some of the more prominent outdoor activities associated with personal injury.
Camping and hiking in designated areas usually means someone is liable for what happens to you while you are on that property. It may be otherwise posted, and there may be restrictions on any personal injury lawsuits if you knowingly put yourself in a harmful situation.
If you are injured while camping or hiking, it may be worth your time to talk to a personal injury lawyer to find out who is responsible for your well-being while you're in the designated camping or hiking area.
Skydiving is typically an activity that requires participants to sign extensive waivers and liability policies - but if something goes wrong with the equipment or you are misinformed about the proper procedures and something goes wrong, it's probably no fault of your own. A local personal injury lawyer will be able to help you make an informed decision about your personal injury case.
Horseback riding may lead to a personal injury lawsuit - particularly if you are on a private farm or at a private barn when an accident occurs. If a horse bucks you off and steps on you, or kicks you while you're next to it, someone else might be to blame for not warning you about the potential dangers. Before you make a move against someone - potentially your friend the horse owner - talk to a personal injury lawyer to work out your options and decide your next move.
A personal injury attorney can help you understand your rights in the court system and what options are available to you. Speak with a personal injury lawyer in your area and get help today.
The above summary is by no means all-inclusive and is not legal advice. For more information on these topics, speak to a personal injury lawyer in your area.