Skateboarding is an entertaining action sport that many young people enjoy both in Florida and across the United States. In other cases, people often use skateboards as a mode of transportation to get around. If you have been injured in a skateboard accident, you need to reach out to a skilled Miami accident attorney who can help. At our Law Offices, we are committed to getting injured victims the compensation they deserve for their harm.
A Florida teenager has died after being injured in a skateboard accident. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) announced at the end of May that 17-year-old Kenneth Moss, Jr. had died from his injuries after a skateboard accident. The FHP revealed that the young man was skateboarding when he grabbed the back of a car to gain speed to push himself down a hill. After traveling about 400 feet down the hill, Moss lost control and fell from the skateboard onto the pavement. He was not wearing a helmet or any protective gear at the time. According to the accident report, Moss was rushed to the hospital and was listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries from the fall. Some time later, Moss died from the injuries.
In Florida, there are certain laws skateboarders must follow. Under state law, anyone under the age of 16 must wear a helmet when riding on a motorcycle, bicycle, skateboard, or rollerblades. Florida law also states that government and private property owners are not liable for any injuries or damages that take place while an individual is skateboarding without permission. This is because skateboarding carries inherent risks and dangers that should be assumed by those participating in such activities.
While skateboarders face stringent regulations, they can still sue negligent parties who cause their skateboarding accidents. The issue of landowner liability for injuries stemming from skateboarding is an important concern. In some cases, skateboarders who are hurt on public or private property may hold the property owner liable for injuries that are foreseeable through a premises liability claim. For example, if a trip hazard or falling object caused the skateboarding accident, the property owner may be liable.
Once liability is established, a plaintiff may be able to recover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, disability, and other losses relating to the accident. Every case is unique, and the exact amount of compensation an injured party will be able to recover will depend on the specific injuries suffered in the case.
If you are injured in a skateboarding accident, you need to reach out to a skilled Miami premises liability attorney who can assess the merits of your case. At our Law Offices, we understand how to navigate these complex claims. With years of experience, we are committed to providing detail-oriented and personalized representation to each and every client. We are here to help you understand your rights at every step of the way. For a free consultation, call us at 1-877-499-HURT (4878) or reach out to us online.
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