Vancouver Skiing and Snowboarding Accident Lawyers
Located in a haven for recreational activities, the personal injury lawyers at Murphy Battista LLP frequently advise and act for people who have suffered injuries as the result of recreational pursuits on skis, snowmobiles, boats, personal watercraft, zip-lines, bungee cords and other potentially hazardous activities.
In some situations, the injured person may have signed a waiver purporting to relieve the owner of a recreational facility of any liability in the event of accident or injury. While the injured person’s assumption of the risk will usually emerge as a significant legal issue over the course of a lawsuit, our experience with personal injury law, insurance claims and disputed evidence means that we can often find a cause of action that continues despite the terms of a waiver or liability disclaimer.
Claims Involving Boating, ATV or Snowmobile Accidents
Contact us for a free consultation about your right to compensation for injuries suffered in a recreational accident. Depending on your situation, our investigation of the claim might focus on the negligence of a property owner, whether you were adequately informed of the risks of the activity, or whether the equipment you used was properly maintained or correctly fitted for you.
The fact that you signed a waiver may not always relieve someone else of the responsibility for taking reasonable steps to protect against known risks. Call us for additional information and learn how experienced personal injury lawyers can help you attain full physical, financial and personal recovery for recreational accident injuries.
Recreational and Sports Injuries Caused by Someone’s Negligence
May 8, 2020
Every year an increasing number of Canadians participate in amateur recreational sports. In doing so, these participants, both children and adults, are assuming the inevitable risk of injury that comes with most sports. The question then arises: what are the legal rights of participants in sports when they are injured,…Continue Reading
Liability waivers in commercial recreational sports
March 18, 2014
CBC Marketplace recently ran a segment on liability waivers in commercial recreational sports. Click to view a written version of the show. In the course of the segment, they speak to a former client of mine who was injured in a zip lining accident where the zipline outfit was clearly…Continue Reading
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Stephen Gibson represented the Plaintiff who was injured by a slide tackle during a recreational soccer game, by an unregistered, unidentified player from the opposing team. The rules of the game were stipulated in the registration documentation, which provided for a non-contact and no-slide tackling rule, which was unlike normal FIFA rules. The primary issue during the summary trial was whether the Defendants owed a duty of care to the Plaintiff, whether the Defendants fell below the standard of care, and whether the Plaintiff’s injuries were caused by the Defendants’ acts. The court ruled that the Plaintiff was sufficiently proximate to the Defendants to be owed a duty of care, that the Defendants fell below the standard of care by not ensuring all players were familiar with the modified rules of the game, and that the failure to inform all players of the modified rules, caused the unidentified player to slide tackle the Plaintiff. The Defendants were found to be 100% liable for the Plaintiff’s damages.