Ultrahazardous Activity Accident Statistics

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Ultrahazardous Activity Accident Statistics

Ultrahazardous activities are those activities that are so inherently dangerous that the person or persons performing them are strictly liable for injuries caused by the conduct. In the past, the term “ultrahazardous” applied to mainly industrial activities, such as transporting toxic waste, blasting with explosives, and mining. However, modern usage of the term has expanded to include extreme sports such as skydiving, parachuting, rock climbing, base jumping, motocross, skateboarding, and snowboarding.

The following are some statistics regarding ultrahazardous sports activities. Although ultrahazardous sports have been around for a while, they experienced a surge in popularity during the early 2000s. Most of these statistics involve surveys conducted after the year 2000.

Ultrahazardous Activity Accident Statistics:

Liability for organized extreme sports activity injuries is tricky. This is because most participants in organized ultra-hazardous activities are required to sign a liability waiver before participating in the events. However, liability can still sometimes be attributed to severe negligence or other factors.

Should I Hire a Lawyer for an Issue With Ultrahazardous Activity?

Ultrahazardous activity laws can vary by state. Some states and jurisdictions have different rules when it comes to the interaction between strict liability laws and extreme sports. Your attorney can direct and guide you towards the best legal remedy for your particular situation. If you need to file a lawsuit in court, your attorney can provide you with representation during that process.

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Last Modified: 05-16-2014 03:26 PM PDT

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