Challenges in Determining Legal Responsibility for Recreational Accidents

Millions of Americans enjoy recreational activities ranging from all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes to boating, swimming, and water park activities. Requirements to operate some of these recreational vehicles vary by state and can depend on where the vehicle is being used. Because of this, enforcement of safe use and other protocols can also vary which can lead to serious accidents through negligent use. In the case of a water park, hotel pool or hot tub, or other swimming and water slide location, serious injuries or drowning may occur because the owner of the property failed to ensure it was safe for use. The vast majority of recreational activities go without mishap or disaster but when there is a catastrophic accident or wrongful death because of someone else’s negligence, that party should be held accountable for what occurred. 

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Our experienced recreational accident attorney has helped individuals injured in cases involving

  • ATV / UTV
  • Dirt Bikes
  • Snowmobiles
  • Boat Explosions 
  • Jet Ski Accidents
  • Drowning Accidents
  • Water Park Water Slide Injuries
  • And many others
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Why Choose Presley & Presley for Recreational Accidents?

Presley & Presley is a boutique firm based in Kansas City, Mo. representing clients nationwide. Our personal injury attorneys are experienced experts dedicated to helping people get justice after a serious accident. We continue to provide award-winning, powerful representation for individuals facing insurance bad faith, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and other serious cases where a corporation or large insurance company may be trying to get away with not taking responsibility for their negligence. When we take on a client or partner with a referring attorney, insurance companies stop trying to push off responsibility or offer an insufficient settlement.

They know our extensive experience and effectiveness as tenacious litigators and so think twice about meeting us in the courtroom. We are as powerful as we are as a small firm because we choose to give attention to a case and fight for that individual client’s rights rather than taking on large numbers of cases. We have learned from the vanguards of personal injury law and help pass on that knowledge as well as our own experience to fellow legal professionals to strengthen our ability to help plaintiffs get justice. Our mission is to help people and make communities safer with every precedent we set with every win.

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Don’t Face a Serious Injury Case Alone Speak with a Recreational Accident Lawyer on Our Team

We are a strong believer in partnership and this along with our extensive resources and expertise in handling insurance companies and maximizing compensation has given us a distinct edge when it comes to dealing with even the largest national companies. We are passionate about getting the liable party to do what is right. A recreational accident lawyer on our team knows how to properly assess full damages for what has happened to ensure the client receives a settlement that covers all economic and non-economic damages such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Physical therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning ability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Property damage 
  • And more

Sources of Liability in Recreational Accidents

Recreational accident cases can be complex as there may be multiple sources of liability. Our injury lawyer is a specialist when it comes to investigating an accident and determining sources of liability. Several factors may be at play including whether the accident was on public or private land, any waivers signed in a commercial or rental setting, the role of any defective manufacturing, failure to properly maintain equipment, and others. Accurately identifying sources of liability through the use of experts in the applicable field of the recreational activity involved means we can move on to effectively communicating the results of the investigation and showing how it resulted in extensive damages or the loss of a loved one.

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Schedule a Free Initial Consultation Now

Contact our Kansas City offices from anywhere in the U.S. to schedule a consultation with a seasoned recreational accident attorney on our team who is passionate about helping people get the just compensation they need. We know you have a lot of pieces to try to put back together and we’re here to help. 

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ATV/UTV Accidents

ATV/UTV Accidents

Reckless use of off-road vehicles can cause severe injury and death, but irresponsible use is not the only danger; manufacturers also share the responsibility of making sure their products are safe to use.

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Boat Explosions

Boat Explosions

Boating on the river or lake can be an exciting outdoor activity for friends and family. Unfortunately, thousands of people a year suffer from catastrophic injuries caused by boat explosions.

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Drowning Accidents

Drowning Accidents

Drowning incidents cause a number of serious injuries and fatalities every year, which means that those with these water basins on their property should take every available precaution to prevent them from happening.

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Jet Ski Accidents

Jet Ski Accidents

The average jet ski model can reach speeds of 40 to 50 mph, and even seemingly minor instances of negligence or carelessness can have devastating results.

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Water Slide Injuries

Water Slide Injuries

Millions of Americans flock to water parks to beat the heat of the summer. In these parks, the most popular attraction is typically the water slides. Unfortunately, there are many instances when using these slides results in serious injury and even fatalities.

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