What to do After Recreational Activity Injury?

If I am injured while participating in a recreational activity such as riding a snowmobile, riding an ATV, or jumping on a trampoline, can I recover money for my injuries?

That depends on several things. It can depend on the type and ownership of the land on which the injury occurs. There are different standards of care for private non-agricultural land; for private agricultural land; for private activities being conducted on government land; for governmental recreational activities, such as those occurring at a recreational center. Usually, operators of these types of activities require that you sign a Release of Liability. Some of those Releases are enforceable; others are not. Some Releases are void as against public policy, for various reasons – such as, when an injury is caused by gross negligence or is the result of a defective product. || If you have been injured while participating in a recreational activity, don’t wait. Call us as soon as possible. There is a lot that needs to be done to collect and preserve evidence, and to protect your claim. The call and the consultation are free.

What is my case worth?

This is a very often-asked question, especially in auto-collision cases. As tempting as it can be to opine as to value during the initial interview, it is virtually impossible to answer that question with any degree of accuracy. We can often express a range of value, if we have enough information regarding the nature and extent of a person’s injuries; the amount of medical expenses; the amount of income loss, etc.; however, a lot of time, effort, information gathering, and analysis goes into calculating the value of a person’s claim. For instance, does the person have pre-existing conditions which may explain their complaints/restrictions in activities? Did the person suffer a concussion/closed head injury in the collision? Were there injuries which required surgery, and which may have long term chronic consequences? Are there issues of who was at fault in causing the collision or questions regarding causation of injuries and damages? Are there insurance issues or health care reimbursement issues which will affect the net recovery? Are there first-party insurance coverage issues (such as Underinsured Motorist Coverage) which may increase the potential recovery? There are many other factors which affect the value of a personal injury claim. Contact us if you have questions. The initial interview is free. We work on a contingent, percentage fee basis, so there is no attorney fee unless we recover money for you. Beware of those who are quick to tell you what your case is worth.

Video Transcription:

Good afternoon, I’m Mark Biddison, member and manager Law Firm of Stevens, Lipman, Biddison, Tharp & Weinberg in Boulder, Colorado.

There are many types of recreational accidents that we handle. For instance, if you’ve been injured while participating in a recreational activities such as riding a snowmobile riding an ATV or jumping on a trampoline, you may have a question. Can I recover money from my injuries?

Well, that depends on several things. It can depend on the type and ownership of land on which the injury occurs. There are several different standards of care for private non-agricultural land for private agricultural land for private activities being conducted on government land,

for governmental recreational activities such as those occurring at a recreational center.

Usually operators of these types of activities require that you sign a release of liability, some of those releases are enforceable and others, are not,

some releases are void against public policy for various reasons,

such as what an injury is caused by gross negligence or as the result of a defective product, if you’ve been injured while participating in a recreational activity. Don’t wait,

call us as soon as possible. There’s a lot that needs to be done to collect and preserve evidence in to protect your claim

the call and the consultation or free.

I’m Mark Biddison, member and manager Law Firm of Stevens, Lipman, Biddison, Tharp & Weinberg in Boulder, Colorado.

I’m licensed to practice law in Colorado as well as California and all of the federal courts in Colorado and California as well as United States Supreme Court. So if you had issues related to claims either in California, Colorado, or any of the federal courts around the country, please be sure to give me a call for a free consultation.