Bungee jumping is a fun and popular sport undertaken by people of every age and occupation all over the world. If you should get injured during this adventure, you might be asking yourself, “Who do I claim against for a bungee jump accident?”
The answer may not be as simple as you think. If you believe that your injury was caused due to the fault of another party, you must be able to pinpoint the reason the injury occurred before seeking to file a claim. If you are able to show liability, then you may be able to file a compensation claim to regain monies spent on medical expenses and loss of work, as well as pain and distress. To help with determining liability, it is recommended that you seek legal advice.
What went wrong?
There are many reasons someone gets hurt while bungee jumping. Some incidents that could cause injury include a worn cord that breaks, failure of the attachment structure, a detached hook, pressure on the hook causing it to flatten out, or the hook becomes detached from the attachment point.
The injuries sustained from bungee jumping accidents are varied and may include loss of vision, coma, traumatic brain injury, nerve damage, broken bones, blood clots, deformity, scarring, paralysis, and even death.
Who is responsible?
Another party may be liable for an accident or injury associated with bungee jumping. If you are unable to determine if someone else is liable for your injury, you should phone Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to gain access to pertinent information regarding your specific case and advice on the steps to take. Our team of expert lawyers will work with you to ensure that you have a legitimate claim that can be resolved in a professional and efficient way.
When it comes to liability for bungee jumping accidents, there may be fault on the part of the equipment manufacturers. The manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that their products are well made and durable. These companies are also responsible for the repeated use of their products and to ensure that the pieces of equipment work well together under regulated use.
The company that provides the bungee jumping experience could also be liable for the accident. Instructors must be trained and able to supply appropriate guidance and techniques to all participants.
How do I file a claim?
Your lawyer will advise you if you are eligible to file a claim for compensation for an injury sustained in a bungee jumping accident. If there is liability, the lawyer will take you through the process. It is not advisable to attempt to file a compensation claim without the benefit of legal counsel.
No win, no fee
Unlike many organisations, we have a strict no win, no fee policy that protects you from incurring legal fees if your case is unsuccessful. Our policy provides legal advice free of charge unless your claim is successful. If your claim is unsuccessful, you will not be charged any legal fees.
Date Published: February 16, 2014
Author: David Brown