Recreational Injury Lawyers in Seattle

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Note: Like every person, each case is unique. Prior case results should not create expectations of an outcome in any individual case.
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A recreational injury case is a type of personal injury lawsuit. These cases require in-depth industry expertise, and often present serious legal challenges. For decades, we have represented clients who have been seriously injured or killed by the negligence of facility and activity operators, and landowners. We have impacted and enforced laws that make enjoyable activities safe.

Types of Recreational Injuries

Recreational activities like swimming, skiing, sports, and diving are supposed to be fun.  They are also supposed to be reasonably safe.

Unfortunately, many facilities and activity operators cut corners when it comes to safety even when the risk of injury or death is severe. Fences around pools are not constructed according to code. Scuba diving and river tours are not supervised under industry standards. Warnings signs are not posted. Safety equipment is inadequate or not provided.

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Examples of Recreational Activities That Can Lead to Injury Include:

  • Sports injuries
  • ATV accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Winter sports
  • Water injuries
  • Scuba diving accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Amusement park injuries

See also: Maritime Injuries

Recreational Injuries Can Be Severe, With Victims Experiencing:

Settlements for Recreational Injuries

Victims of recreational injuries may be entitled to damages for pain and suffering, emotional distress, medical bills, lost wages, permanent injury, and more.

Stritmatter has won numerous seven-figure settlements for victims of recreational injury, including:

  • $4,500,000 settlement for a diving injury that resulted in the client being a tetraplegic
  • $1,500,000 settlement for the family of a Fire Department Captain who died as a result of injuries from a Surf Rescue Team training
  • $1,000,000 settlement for the drowning death of a 3-year old child being attended by a babysitter.
  • $1,000,000 settlement for the family of a woman who died in an open water scuba diving class

To find out what you are entitled to, book your free case evaluation today.

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