The more adventurous among us like to indulge in our thrills and spills every so often. Whether you partake in a spot of water sports, skiing or take to the roads to try four-wheel driving, adventure-pursuit accidents are always a risk but the adrenaline kick often makes it worth the chance.
Of course, slips, trips and falls are common sport-related accidents, yet, when you opt to venture out on a four-wheel drive experience, the four-wheel driving injuries you encounter can be fatal, leading to myriad injuries and even death.
Common injuries sustained during four-wheel drive experience days, include, but are not limited to:
- Sprains and strains
- Head injuries, including concussion
- Lacerations, bumps, bruises
Preventing four-wheel drive accidents
Before you take part in any four-wheel drive activity, it is important to undergo all necessary induction and training to ensure you are fully prepared for the adventure ahead.
Listen carefully to instructors and follow their guidance to prevent any accidents during the experience, both on and off the motor. Drive carefully and within the designated areas. Adhere to any speed limits and safety advice.
While motor collisions with other vehicles and objects are a common cause of pursuit-related injury, remember to take care when getting in and out of the four-wheel drive to prevent injuries caused by slips and falls.
Claiming for your sport-related accident
When you embark on a four-wheel drive journey, be it as a one-off or a regular activity, the business that provides your experience has a legal obligation to ensure your health and safety during your time with them.
If you sustain an injury during the experience or later, as a result of the activity, through no fault of your own, the company could be held liable for the harm you have suffered.
Inadequate induction, area-specific instructions, health advice, first aid treatment, or unfit terrain can all equate to personal injury cases eligible for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
As a law firm, Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience within its field, and we can assist you in determining whether you have a claim worth pursuing.
Should you mutually decide to go ahead with your claim for personal injury compensation, Accident Advice Helpline works on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee** basis to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for the harm you have suffered.
Whether you experienced a slip or trip or other sport-related accident, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 for a free initial consultation regarding your individual case.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice