Suffering a catastrophic, life-altering injury might not be in your plans as you set out to a campground for some fun in the great outdoors, but accidents do happen. A branch from a dead tree could fall on your tent. An ATV you rent from the campground might suffer a mechanical failure and crash. Another camper might be careless around the fire pit.

In some cases, these accidents can lead to serious injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Joint injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Burns
  • Eye injuries
  • Amputations

Any one of these injuries could result in pain and suffering, lost wages while recovering, and even life-long disability.

Campground owners and operators have a duty to ensure the safety of campers. If negligence leads to a camper being injured, campgrounds can be held legally liable. Some common examples of campground owner negligence include:

  • Failure to maintain campground facilities
  • Improperly maintained trails
  • Damaged or poorly maintained equipment and vehicles
  • Lack of proper warning of possible hazards on the property
  • Inadequately trained staff and guides
  • Failure to properly supervise campers, particularly children

Camping should be a fun experience that leaves campers only with good memories. When a campground owner’s negligence leads to serious injuries, however, they can be held liable.

The members of the Sommers Schwartz Personal Injury group have experience handling campground liability cases. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to discuss your situation.