Recreational injuries are injuries that occur while engaging in recreational activities like sports and games. And while not all recreational injuries are caused by negligence, many are, and you owe it to yourself to recognize when someone else may be at fault. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury while doing something you love, you could be entitled to compensation. Please contact the Norwalk injury attorneys at Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP, at 1-877-801-6202 today to arrange your free case consultation.

A recreational injury can arise from participation in any number of leisure activities, including, but certainly not limited to:

  • Team sports (soccer, football, gymnastics)
  • Outdoor activities (mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding)
  • Water sports (swimming, diving, boating, rafting)
  • Winter sports (skiing, snowboarding, skating)
  • Amusement park rides and related activities (roller coasters, bumper cars, water parks)
  • Motorsports

The kinds of situations that may lead to recreational injuries are innumerable, but certain avoidable, careless decisions may make accidents more likely. For example, rectifying any of the following can dramatically reduce the likelihood that an injurious accident will happen.

Sports often include some assumption of risk, but it’s not always cut and dry. If another participant, for example, acts in an especially aggressive manner, or if equipment fails to protect you as it should, then you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, even after assuming the inherent risk involved with the sport itself.

Similarly, participation in some activities requires that you sign a waiver or release, which leads some victims to believe they have no recourse if they’re injured. But this isn’t necessarily the case. Recklessness and negligence have no place in any activity, and such waivers aren’t intended to prevent victims of gross misconduct from seeking justice. A successful claim against a negligent could result in your recovering any or all of the following kinds of damages.

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain, suffering, and expenses related to long term or permanent disability
  • Loss of income or earning potential
  • Property damage
  • Loss of family, social, and educational opportunities

Participating in a recreational activity means assuming some risk, but it doesn’t mean giving up your rights. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, please contact the Norwalk injury attorneys at Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP, at 1-877-801-6202 today to schedule your free evaluation.