If you were involved in a paddle boarding accident in the last three years, you may be looking for the best paddle boarding injury advice you can find. Until recently, paddle boarding was a relatively unheard-of water sport, but it has become an increasingly popular activity. The sport can be great fun and can be done by children and adults of a wide variety of ages. Sometimes accidents can happen, and if you think your paddle boarding injury was caused by someone else, you could be able to start a claim for financial compensation against them.
Paddle boarding accidents
Paddle boarding involves moving along the water on a surfboard or specially designed paddling board, using a long paddle which you can switch from side to side. How fast you go depends on your own efforts, although you can also increase your speed if you are moving along a fast-streaming river. You can paddle board on the sea, a lake or a river, depending on your skill and where you decide to go out.
Although you can paddle board alone, the activity can be great fun if you do it with friends or family. You can have races or simply explore the water you are on. Unfortunately, even if you have been paddle boarding for some time, accidents can happen. As with any water sport, the activity is inherently risky, as you can slip or fall into the water. Even with the best precautions and experience, this remains a possibility.
Sometimes, however, other people can act recklessly or negligently in your presence, causing you to have an accident. Perhaps another paddle boarder caused you to fall into the water, or someone navigating a boat near you went too fast, causing large waves to rock you off your paddle board. If this is the case, you could be able to start a claim for financial compensation against them.
There are many manufacturers of paddle boards and places where you can hire the equipment to go out onto the water. If you were sold a faulty paddle board or hired one which was badly maintained, causing you to have an accident, this could also be grounds to claim compensation.
Where to find advice
By contacting Accident Advice Helpline, you will get some of the best personal injury advice on offer. We have been helping people to claim compensation for accidents they did not cause themselves since we were established in 2000. You can start by checking our free online claim calculator. The calculator gives you a quick indication about the potential value of your claim.
You can also call us on our free helpline, on 0800 180 4123. One of our expert call advisors will go through your accident with you, and give you preliminary paddle boarding injury advice. If we think you have grounds to make a claim, one of our specialist no win no fee personal injury solicitors will represent you through the legal process.
Date Published: November 11, 2014
Author: David Brown