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Recreational Accidents

Swimming Pool Accident

If You’ve Been Hurt Boating, Skateboarding, or Swimming, Talk to Us

Recreational accidents in a swimming pool, on a boat, or skateboarding can upset your entire life. But an afternoon of fun should not ruin your quality of life. CT Injury Lawyers’ recreational sports attorneys have helped Connecticut residents who have been injured while boating, swimming, playing sports outdoors, or skateboarding in public places.

Just like driving a car or other daily activities, you may be hurt by the negligence of another. You need an experienced accident attorney who can help you with a personal injury claim when accidents are the fault of landowners, property owners, or irresponsible boaters, athletes, or competitors. For example, consider some causes for accidents while boating, skiing, snowboarding, running or other common activities:

  • Driver mistakes or inexperience
  • DWI (Driving while intoxicated)
  • Competing in unfavorable weather conditions
  • Equipment failure

Extreme Sports Do Not Mean Extreme Risks

Our lawyers also understand that extreme sports like skateboarding, BMX, snowboarding, motocross and other sports bring a potential for severe injuries.

  • Skateboarding injuries cause about 50,000 visits to the emergency room
  • 60 percent of skateboard injuries involve children under the age of 15
  • More than 150,000 snowboarders went to emergency rooms

These injuries are often preventable.  Unfortunately, equipment is not always manufactured with high safety standards or the environment in which the sport is engaged has not been properly maintained. Defective products can be a major cause of extreme sports accidents. Sadly, in unsafe environments, skaters, bike riders, and other athletes have been fatally injured.

Lawyers for Accidents at Swimming Pools, Skate parks, and Ski Resorts

A swimming pool and other types of recreational sport facilities are considered part of the property it is located on. That means it is covered by the same premises liability rules that apply in other types of injury lawsuits. Our attorneys know outdoor sports and can determine who is liable when a particular condition or use of a building, land or other premises causes an injury.

And while skiers and snowboarders assume some risk for their activities, other skiers and resort owners are liable for negligent or out-of control behavior. And if a resort fails to maintain equipment, manage conditions, or supply working rental equipment, you may be able to collect compensation to help with your injuries.

Our attorneys can help with:

  • Boat accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Skiing accidents
  • Jet ski accidents
  • Snowmobile accidents
  • Sailing accidents
  • Rock climbing accidents
  • Mountain biking accidents, and more

If you are hurt using a pool, skate park, ski hill or other type of facility that is open to the public, our attorneys will help you recover the compensation you deserve. Pool owners and property managers are under a duty to do a reasonable job maintaining and repairing their facilities so that visitors are not injured. Owners are also under a duty to warn visitors of dangers that are not obvious to the average person.

We work with a team of very specialized damage experts to explain how the accident has affected your health and life. Remember, you will never pay anything unless we win money for you, either through a settlement or a trial verdict.

We Worked for Them, Now We Work For You

At CT Injury Lawyers, all of our personal injury attorneys once worked for insurance companies. Thanks to this experience, they know how the system works and how to fight for your rights. They have all chosen now to work for you.
Our recreational sports attorneys have decades of experience and will use it to get the settlement you deserve. If you have been hurt, remember that time matters. Get medical help, but do not talk to insurance agents or their attorneys until you have consulted with an experienced accident attorney.

You can be confident that our attorneys know what to say and how to get the maximum results under the law. Our firm has represented thousands of Connecticut athletes and boater, and hundreds of attorneys have referred clients to us for representation. Talk to us today.


Please feel free to contact us at our Vernon, CT office by calling (860) 875-7000, our Enfield, CT office at (860) 749-4000, or our Middletown, CT office at (860) 347-6500.