Recreational activities can be exhilarating and fun, but without the proper precautions, the risk of injury in high-action activities can dramatically increase. In fact, it is estimated that 20 percent of people participating in recreational activities will be involved in some type of serious accident.
The Atlanta personal injury lawyers at Schneider Hammers have decades of experience representing clients who have been injured in accidents involving some of the following recreational activities:
- Jet skiing
- Horseback riding
- Rock climbing
- Team ball sports
While many of these recreational activities are enjoyed at a person’s own risk, there are still some instances in which an accident was made more likely by factors that could have been controlled.
Many recreational activities require personal protective gear, like helmets, elbow and knee pads, and harnesses, or rely on the owner of the property to maintain a safe space where the activity can be performed. If you are provided with defective or broken safety equipment or are not given a piece of safety equipment at all, then the owner or facilitator of the activity may be held liable for any injuries sustained by the participant.
Accidents that occur on private land may fall under the protection of premises liability law if it can be shown that the property owner’s lack of maintenance either caused or contributed to the accident.
Finding liability in these types of accidents usually is not a simple matter, as there can be many contributing factors that are not always clear-cut. This is where an Atlanta personal injury lawyer can help. Schneider Hammers can investigate your claim and possibly help you recover financial compensation to cover costs related to your accident. We offer prospective clients free consultations to begin discussing the facts of your case.
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