Lawyers for Recreational Activity Accidents
Alberta is a nature lover’s haven, but many recreational activities enjoyed here can often carry a risk of injury. Occasionally the danger can be increased through someone else’s negligence, which can result in a life threatening injury. These injuries can be difficult to recover from, not only physically but emotionally and financially.
Types of Recreational Activity Accidents
Injuries can occur across a wide range of recreational activities, which may include:
- Jet skiing
- Water skiing
- Bungee jumping
- Indoor and outdoor sports
When the Injured Party Has Signed a Waiver
Typically, if you are injured while participating in a recreational activity, you are unable to recover damages. However, there are exceptions under certain circumstances, especially if the injury was due to the negligence of another party. Negligence can range from lack of maintenance to the equipment to not giving necessary instructions and warnings.
Your waiver may also not be binding if the recreational activity company did not give you the appropriate time to review the waiver, if you were impaired, or if the terms were not appropriately reviewed and explained to you by staff.
If your child or teenager is injured while participating in a recreational activity, it’s especially important to discuss the details of your case with a lawyer as soon as possible. There are complex laws surrounding liability, even if a waiver has been signed.
If you or someone you love are injured, and a waiver has been signed relieving the other party of any liability in the event of accident or injury, that does not always mean that you have given up your right to take legal action. We can review your specific scenario and help you assess your legal options.
Free No-Obligation Consultations for Recreational Activity Accident Victims
Our Injury Law Team has decades of experience helping victims of recreational activity accidents. Our personal injury lawyers have the experience necessary to know what kind of compensation people typically receive for cases like yours, and we know how to find similar cases to support your claim. We have offices in Grande Prairie, Fairview, Edmonton, La Crete and Spirit River. We serve all of Alberta, including Fort McMurray, Grande Cache, High Level, High Prairie, Manning, Peace River, Sexsmith, Slave Lake, and Valleyview.
If you’ve been injured while participating in a recreational activity, we can help. Contact us for a free consultation today.