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When is a premises to blame for your sports injury

On Behalf of | Aug 8, 2018 | Catastrophic Injuries, Premises Liability |

In the summer months, it’s a lot of fun to get out and be active. Whether it’s enjoying time out on the lake, or hiking in the beautiful nature in Georgia, there are many activities such as kayaking, sailing and climbing to take advantage of. Unfortunately however, there are always risks when it comes to adventure sports, and a number of people do get injured while partaking in such activities in the state of Georgia each year.

If you have been injured while undertaking adventure sports in Georgia, it is likely that you will have suffered considerably, and you may have to pay medical bills as a result. If it can be proven that the premises you were on was responsible for your accident, then you may be entitled to compensation when you take action.

What factors are taken into account in a premises liability claim?

The legal status of the person on the premises is always taken into account. For example, if you are trespassing on a privately owned lake and you injure yourself as a result, it is unlikely that you will be able to make a claim against the premises. However if you are paying a premises to take you on a kayaking lesson, for example, and you become injured because the instructor failed to ensure your safety, you may be able to make a claim for damages.

In addition, the foreseeability of the incident that occurred is also considered. For example, if there was a danger present that had a reasonable likelihood of causing an accident in the foreseeable future, the premises has the legal responsibility to make the premises safe. However, if the incident could never have been predicted, it is unlikely that a claim against the premises would be successful.

There are many things that can go wrong when engaging in activities at climbing centers or sports centers in Georgia. The premises owners must do everything they can to ensure that instructors are competent and that every possible danger is addressed. It is important that you take action if you have been injured at a sports centre in the state of Georgia.


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