As the weather cools down and temperatures drop below freezing, many people will begin dusting off their ice skates from the closet. While ice skating is a great way to keep active in the wintertime and enjoy a good laugh when you see a friend take a fall, it can also be dangerous.
With so many people skating around them, new skaters can become nervous. This causes them to become even more unsteady on the ice than they may have already been, and when they lose their balance or have trouble stopping, they can injure themselves or others. More experienced skaters may still find themselves dealing with an injury if they are compromised by another skater’s negligence or by poor maintenance of the rink itself.
As the law firm of Tolbert Beadle, LLC knows, proving liability in an ice skating rink can prove difficult for a number of reasons. Here we take a look at the issues with liability in an ice skating rink and discuss why an injury lawyer from Tolbert Beadle, LLC is the right choice to win the compensation you deserve.
Injured By Another Skater
Simply being injured by another skater who happened to lose his or her balance while skating will not be enough to win you compensation. So long as the other skater can be shown to have been skating in a reasonable and expected manner, then proving their liability is going to be difficult. However, if you are targeted by another skater who wants to take advantage of the rink as a way to obscure their own liability for injuring you, then you may have a case.
If you are able to show that the other skater had malicious intent when they injured you, then you have a case. If you have been injured while ice skating and you’re unsure how to receive proper compensation, speak with a lawyer from Tolbert Beadle, LLC. We can not only help you understand liability issues, but we can also help you build a strong and sound case.
Injured on the Ice
Proving liability on the part of the rink operators is also difficult because any skater assumes a certain degree of risk when they step onto the ice. Other issues with the rink or the ice may arise and, if the operator has not had appropriate time to address them before someone is caused injury, they may not be held responsible.
Issues that are more likely to place liability on the operator are flaws in the rink or equipment that the operator has had more than reasonable time to address but has simply neglected to do so, as well as injuries caused by operating staff.
Consult With a Lawyer From Tolbert Beadle, LLC
If you’ve been injured on the ice due to no fault of your own, then you need the help of a lawyer from Tolbert Beadle, LLC. A lawyer from our team at Tolbert Beadle, LLC will be able to help you gather the right evidence, including testimonials and witness accounts, in order to build a proper case.
Don’t let someone else’s negligent or careless behavior put you at risk. Let Tolbert Beadle, LLC give you the representation that gets results. Call today to set up a free consultation.