With summer right around the corner, you’re bound to see more and more people taking their boats, jet skis and canoes to the waters of all the major lakes in Utah. From Salt Lake City to Ogden, lakes will become the go-to spot for families around the valley. However, with these exhilarant activities comes the serious risk of personal injury.
Every year, an average of 3,204 people are injured and an average of 681 people are killed while on the water. While these numbers may not seem staggering, you should never take the risks. Follow all safety procedures when it comes to water sports to avoid these common personal injuries while on the water.
Waterskiing is a popular sport when it comes to boating thrills, but it can also be one of the riskiest. The most common injuries that occur during a waterskiing trip are ankle injuries. These injuries can range from tendon ruptures, lesions, concussions, lacerations and fractures to less serious injuries such as sprains. Since the skier is bound to the water skis, more pressure is applied to the ankles when something goes wrong.
There are ways to water ski safely; however, if you’ve been a victim of a waterskiing injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact an attorney to help you review your case.
Wakeboarding injuries tend to bring serious risks to a victim’s head and neck, often resulting in concussions. If you don’t feel comfortable, don’t wakeboard. Also, make sure that those around you are aware of the risks and know what to do in case someone is injured.
If you have any questions about who is liable if you face a personal injury while wakeboarding, contact our legal staff. We’re available 24/7 to help you
Water sports can be the highlight of a spectacular summer vacation, but they can also be a menace to your safety. If you’ve faced a personal injury while out on the lake, contact our attorney team at Robert J. DeBry and Associates. An experienced lawyer will help you throughout the process of your personal injury claim.