Kayaking can be a great source of fun and entertainment. Whether you do it alone or with a group, it is supposed to be an enjoyable experience. Unfortunately, there are times when a kayaking adventure can turn into a nightmare if something goes wrong. If you or someone close to you has been hurt in a kayaking accident, you may be able to seek compensation from the at-fault party. These cases are highly fact-intensive, so it is important to seek the help of a skilled Miami attorney who can thoroughly examine what happened in your case.
The Outdoor Foundation estimates there are about 10.3 million Americans who participate in kayaking at least once each year. The majority of these kayakers, approximately 8.1 million, participate in the activity recreationally, while 2.4 million partake in sea/tour kayaking, and 1.9 million are involved in whitewater kayaking.
Kayaking injuries can take place in a number of ways, including a kayak overturning or colliding head-on with another vessel in the water. Other risk factors for kayakers include a lack of familiarity with the water, an inadequate skill level, no spare paddle, poorly maintained equipment, high water, and changing weather conditions.