Recreational activities are very common in Miami and the surrounding area. Much of this is due to the abundance of warm weather, sandy beaches, vast oceans and simply the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities on a daily basis. Traditional recreational activities in South Florida include scuba diving, snorkeling, jet-skiing, water-skiing, wake-boarding, boating, parasailing, paddle-boarding, windsurfing, biking, kayaking and fishing.
Of course, accidents are a common occurrence with these numerous recreational activities. With accidents come injuries and damages. This opens the door for all types of unique cases and potential litigation. The specific facts in each case can vary greatly depending on where the incident occurred, what type of recreational activity the individual was participating in, and the parties or individuals involved in the accident. Unfortunately, as many of the recreational activities are so-called "extreme sports," the injuries that result are often devastating, such as severe spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain damage, or even death.
An example of a recreational activity accident would be the case of an operator of a parasail letting someone out on a parasail too close to other vessels, thus causing the individual to hit another boat and become seriously injured. The parasail operator and/ or owner would then be liable for the injuries and damages sustained as a result of the negligent operation of the parasail.
If you or a loved one is injured while participating in a recreational activity due to the negligence or fault of someone else, we invite you to contact Halpern Santos & Pinkert, P.A.. Each of these cases requires extensive research, knowledge and expertise to determine the liable party and protect your interests. The law governing recreational activities is unique and it is essential to have someone with experience on your side. At our firm, we have handled accidents involving recreational activities for over 30 years and know how to maximize the results for you.