Paintball Injuries Legal Claims

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Paintball Injuries

Paintball is a popular game in the United States. Although paintball is considered relatively safe compared to other aggressive, outdoor sports, injuries are still quite common. Serious injuries can especially result in proper safety equipment is not worn. If a player is shot in the eye without a protective mask, the impact can result in blindness.

Legal Claims to Paintball Injuries

There are three general legal claims to paintballs injuries: negligence, defective product, and battery and assault.

Negligence occurs when the players were unreasonably careless or reckless. And as a result of their carelessness or recklessness, the victim got injured. For example, the paintball company did not provide players with protective wear even though they know the great force that the paintballs can yield.

Defective product is where the manufacturer made the product incorrectly and dangerously. And because of that, the paintball products injured the players. In this instance, the victim may be able to sue the manufacturer, reseller and distributor.

Battery and assault occurs when the players in the game acted intentionally to hurt the victim. Simply shooting the paintball as a part of the game will not suffice, but where the player had a motive to hurt another will suffice. This is measured by intentional ill-will.

Defenses to Injuries

Two common defenses to paintball injuries are assumption of risk and consent. However, by playing the game, even though you assumed the risk and consented to by hit by a paintball, you only consented to a certain degree. Thus, these two defenses may fail.

For example, when playing paintball, everyone is aware that they will get a bruise or two from the impact of the balls. However, no one would, on their right minds, consent to have the paintballs shot at their eyes and blind them.

Do I Need a Lawyer?

If you have been seriously injured while playing paintball, you should consider speaking with a personal injury lawyer. An attorney can evaluate your case and determine if another party is responsible for paying for your medical bills and other expenses.

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Last Modified: 07-15-2015 11:02 AM PDT

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