NJ Recreational Accident Lawyers Represent Injured Clients
Recreational accident attorneys in Ridgewood serving Northern New Jersey
The fun you have when enjoying a recreational activity could end quickly if you are injured because of someone’s carelessness or an equipment malfunction. Recreational accidents happen in a wide variety of ways throughout New Jersey. When an accident is caused by the negligence of another party, you may be able to collect compensation through a personal injury claim. From our office in Ridgewood, the lawyers at Seigel Law aid clients statewide who have been injured while playing sports, attending an amusement park, boating, swimming or engaging in another recreational activity.
Common types of sports and recreation accidents
Common sports and recreation accidents include the following:
- Playground injuries caused by broken equipment or faulty playground design
- Swimming pool accidents occurring due to improper supervision
- Watercraft accidents resulting from reckless operation or alcohol impairment
- Sports injuries attributed to careless behavior, poor equipment or negligent coaching
- Harmful incidents occurring at carnivals and amusement parks
In cases where another party failed to use reasonable care or where equipment was defective or badly maintained, injured parties may be able to get compensation through a personal injury claim. Once we learn the details of your case, we will advise you about your options for a legal remedy.
Common recreational accident injuries
Falls, object strikes, collisions and other incidents can lead to these types of recreational accident injuries:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Fractures and dislocations
- Internal organ damage
- Soft tissue injuries
- Sprains and strains
Head injuries are especially common for participants in sports and recreational activities. Some traumatic brain injury victims never fully recover and require expensive medical treatment and nursing care for the rest of their lives. When you have sustained a serious recreational accident injury due to another party’s negligence, our law firm will fight to get you the compensation to which you are entitled.
Determining responsibility for your injuries
Any business, individual or government entity that provides recreational activities or equipment is responsible for taking appropriate safety measures. Adequate supervision should be in place and facilities and equipment must be well maintained at pools, rock climbing gyms, sports fields, ice rinks and playgrounds. When parties in control fail in their responsibility, they may be liable for injuries that happen. The same is true for manufacturers of sports and recreation gear that produce defective products. Individuals who behave carelessly or recklessly can also be sued if their actions lead to accidents that hurt others. Our lawyers can review the circumstances of your recreational accident to determine who might be held liable.
Why you need a lawyer for your recreational accident
You have the best chance of receiving compensation with the help of a lawyer who has successfully litigated recreational accident cases and can do the following:
- Investigate the evidence to establish fault. Sometimes more than one party may be liable.
- Value your claim to help ensure you pursue the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled.
- Work to negotiate a settlement or litigate an award that includes payment for all of your medical bills, emotional and physical pain and suffering, lost income and other damages.
- Counter arguments from defendants asserting that you are to blame for your injury or that your accident is attributable to the risk you assumed voluntarily when engaging in the activity.
No matter the particular circumstances, you can rely on our lawyers to provide knowledgeable guidance throughout the legal process.
Get the help you need with your recreational accident injury claim in New Jersey
Seigel Law in Ridgewood represents victims of recreational and sports accidents throughout New Jersey, including in Bergen, Passaic, Essex and Hudson counties. To schedule a free consultation, call our firm at 201-444-4000 or contact us online.