Macon Recreational Injury Attorney
June 10, 2019
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An active lifestyle offers improved health and a chance to socialize with others. But what happens when a recreational activity results in a devastating personal injury? If your injury was someone else’s fault, you deserve to be paid for the costs you face. David Mann helps injured clients get the compensation they need. Contact the Mann Law Firm today to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
What is a recreational injury?A recreational injury is any injury suffered while participating in a recreational activity. These injuries have many potential settings and causes, but they are almost always preventable.
How These Injuries HappenWhenever we’re active, we’re accepting a certain level of risk. No participant in a recreational activity is under the illusion that they aren’t accepting some risk, but that doesn’t mean that an injured participant must accept a preventable injury. Recreational injuries happen because of overly aggressive participants, faulty equipment and dangerous property conditions, among other factors. In many situations, a recreational injury stems from some sort of institutional oversight. For example, if a recreational league hosts a sporting event on a field pocked with holes, that oversight presents a health risk to all the participants. These injuries can have several causes, but the most important thing to remember is that if your injury was someone else’s fault, you are owed compensation for the costs of those injuries. A personal injury claim offers you the opportunity to hold a negligent person or business accountable for the costs of your injury.
Types of Recreational Injury Cases
- Personal Injury – Personal injury claims include many other types of claims, including the following points in this list. When someone is injured by the negligence of another person, they can file an injury claim to seek compensation for damages. For example, if another participant in a group sport causes you serious harm, you might consider filing a claim to get money for the costs of your injury.
- Vehicle Accidents – Recreational activities often involve vehicles, such as boats or ATVs. When another vehicle operator causes you serious harm, you have the right to explore your legal options in a vehicle accident claim.
- Premises Liability – If your injuries were caused by hazardous property conditions, such as falling objects, slick floors or holes in a playing field, your recreational injury might be grounds for a premises liability claim, in which a property owner is held accountable for injuries caused by hazards on their property.
- Product Liability – Injuries caused by a defective product or a defective component might be grounds for a product liability claim. Many recreational activities involve equipment, from hunting to sports requiring helmets. If faulty equipment led to your injury, you can hold the manufacturer accountable for the costs of your injuries.
Common Recreational InjuriesFrom a mild ankle sprain to a traumatic head injury, recreational injuries run the gamut from bumps and bruises that someone can simply “walk off” to those that impact our lives in fundamental ways. It’s the most devastating of these injuries that warrant legal action.
Some of the most serious injuries include…
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back injuries or spinal cord injuries
- Soft tissue damage
- Internal injuries or organ damage
- Broken bones (hips, knees, ankles, wrists, etc.)
- Wrongful death.
Examples of Recreational Activities That Could Lead to Personal InjuryAny recreational activity can result in serious personal injuries, but there are a few that are more likely to cause participants harm, including…
- Team sports, such as football, soccer, basketball, softball, baseball, etc.