The thought of doing a bungee jump may not appeal to everyone. However, for some, this represents the thrill of a lifetime. The chance to jump off a bridge or other similar structure before a bungee cord catches you and prevents an accident from happening can be quite an experience. Thankfully, we don’t often see the consequences of bungee jump accidents. However, they can still occur when the proper procedures are not followed.
When you take part in a bungee jump, you put your trust in the people organising that jump. It makes sense that you would go to a company that is known for its very high standards and great track record. But what if this wasn’t the case – or something went wrong anyway?
How badly could you be injured?
If a bungee jump goes wrong, the potential injuries you might suffer can be very serious indeed. In some cases, people have lost their lives because the bungee cord has snapped or been at the wrong length. A number of factors must be taken into consideration when a bungee jump is about to be undertaken. The weight of the participant, the length of the drop and the stretch of the cord are all relevant.
Fortunately, accidents are rare, despite the daredevil nature of the experience. The vast majority of people complete their jumps safely, and sometimes even do more than one in a short period of time. But even one accident is one too many, and the injuries can be life changing if they do occur.
Call Accident Advice Helpline for advice now
We provide no-obligation advice to everyone who calls us with a clear case of negligence behind their accident. We all know things can go wrong that leave us nursing injuries, but these events are not always the fault of someone else. Finding out whether your injuries were the fault of a third party can be difficult to determine, which is why we would always recommend you get expert legal advice in this instance.
We can help you determine whether someone else was to blame for what happened to you. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 and see whether you could claim on a no win, no fee* basis. We could match you with one of our lawyers to see whether they are able to take on your case and fight for compensation for you if it is rightfully owed.
Date Published: May 9, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Other sporting accident claims