Zipline Accident Injury Lawyers
It has been reported that between 1997 and 2012, emergency departments in the United States treated nearly 17,000 injures that were related to zipline use. In 2012 alone, approximately 3,600 zipline injuries were treated, averaging to about 10zipline injuries per day.
The increase in zipline accidents is likely due in part to the rise in popularity of the activity. Individuals are installing amateur ziplines in their own backyards, but commercial zipline companies have also multiplied in recent years.
While the popularity of ziplining is likely a factor that has contributed to the rise in injuries, zipline operators and owners who run ziplines negligently also play a part. If you have sustained injuries in a zipline accident, it is imperative that you contact an experienced zipline accident lawyer right away.
Call Zinda Law Group today at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with a Colorado Springs zipline accident attorney.
Injuries Caused by Zipline Accidents
There is a wide array of injuries that one can sustain in a ziplining accident. Injuries can range from bruises, scarring, sprains, strains, broken bones, concussions, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. Many injuries also cause permanent disfigurement or disability, and in some extreme cases, the injuries can be fatal. Many of these accidents are the result of falls from the zipline, or due to collisions with a structure, tree, or another object. However, these accidents are not often the fault of the injured individual.
If you’ve been injured in a zipline accident, the owner or operator of that zipline might be legally responsible for your injuries particularly if they operated the zipline negligently. In fact, a zipline injury is often the result of the negligence or gross negligence on the part of the zipline owner or operator. What this means is that the owner or operator had a duty or was required to run the zipline in a safe manner to avoid any foreseeable risks that might cause injuries to others. If an owner or operator fails to exercise this duty and this failure caused your injuries, they can be held liable for the compensation to which you are entitled.
Owners and operators of ziplines may be found negligent under the following circumstances:
- They failed to ensure that the zipline tower and/or ladder was secure and safe;
- They failed to provide proper safety equipment including harnesses, helmets, gloves, and a system for protecting individuals if and when they actually fall;
- They failed to install backup braking or other safety systems;
- They failed to provide appropriate training for staff and customers;
- They failed to ensure that the zipline path was free of obstructions such as trees and other objects.
If an owner or operator is found negligent, you might be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. However, negligence in zipline injury cases is not always easy to prove as a number of factors and circumstances might be involved. It is important to note that even if you signed a liability waiver before you were injured while ziplining, you still might be entitled to compensation. If you were injured in a zipline accident, whether you signed a waiver or not, be sure to contact the experienced zipline injury lawyers at Zinda Law Group right away.
Colorado Springs Zipline Accident Injury Lawyers
If you have questions regarding your potential injury claim, we have answers. Call Zinda Law Group today at (800) 863-5312 to speak with a Colorado Springs zipline accident lawyer for free.