Ice skating is an enjoyable outdoor or indoor activity for individuals and families. It is also an activity that can cause serious injuries. Personal injury attorneys handle cases like this every day and they know that determining liability can be complicated. The responsibility or liability for the accident may belong to the ice skater or to the owner of the ice rink.
Ice skating is a sport that comes with inherent or assumed risks. When you step onto the ice, you should be aware of the dangers that are involved with ice skating. Most ice skating rinks ask that you sign a waiver which releases them from liability associated with skating. Injuries such as broken bones, fractures, cuts and concussions can occur.
Whether or not you can make a claim against the ice skating rink owner or operator depends on the cause of your injury. You should receive oral or written safety instructions before you step on the ice. If you fail to follow the rules, you may not have a strong case. If your injury occurred despite your adherence to the safety rules, or you can prove that you did not receive adequate safety instructions, your case will be stronger.
In a premises liability case, the four main components are:
- You were on the property on that specific date and at that specific time. If you were skating after hours, your case may be invalid.
- The owner of the property was negligent because he or she failed to maintain safe conditions, or did not provide warnings about dangerous conditions that had not been taken care of.
- There was improper or insufficient supervision of the skate rink to ensure that no one was posing a risk to any other skaters.
- The owner’s negligence or lack of warning was the direct cause of your injury.
If you believe that you have suffered a serious injury at an ice skating rink in the Bronx, the wisest course of action is to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney. These types of claims can be complicated and determining the responsible party can depend on several factors. Consulting with a personal injury attorney with powerful legal skills and years of experience in helping clients receive the compensation they deserve is the wisest course of action. The personal injury attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY have decades of experience and know how to represent you powerfully and effectively. Call 877-504-5562 or email [email protected]. Don’t wait to get the help you need.