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PHOENIX, AZ, November 08, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In Arizona, the many months of warm weather makes the participation in outdoor sports like rollerblading a popular hobby among young adults and children. Unfortunately there are many risk factors involved when engaging in rollerblading including life threatening injuries that may not even be your fault. In the Tempe, Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Mesa areas there have been an influx of rollerblading injuries at local hospitals in the last couple of years. In some cases the rollerblade manufacturer was responsible for a problem with the rollerblades, city officials can be responsible for faulty sidewalks, or even a driver who has hit the rollerblader can be responsible. Speaking with an Arizona personal injury lawyer can help you establish the cause of your rollerblading accident and help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
There are many different types of injuries that can occur when you are involved in a rollerblading accident. According to www.usa.safekids.org, each year children between the ages of 0-14 sustain an estimated 38,000 roller staking injuries and represent the 57% of all rollerblading/in-line skating injuries. Some of these injuries can be life threatening and take years to recover from.
Types of Rollerblading Injuries
• Broken bones/ Scars
• Spinal cord injuries
• Brain damage/ Head trauma
• Sprained ligaments
These types of injuries can result in thousands of dollars in medical bills and physical therapy. While you can take many different safety precautions to prevent an accident from occurring, if there is a faulty component to your skateboard or if the fault is another individual, the accident will likely be harder to prevent. Some of the safety precautions you or your child can take while riding include:
Roller skating/Rollerblading Safety Measures
• Wear the appropriate safety gear. Helmets, knee and elbow pads, and wrist guards can help reduce the impact of an accident.
• Take lessons to learn the proper techniques of roller skating or rollerblading.
• Provide supervision of your child while he/she is roller skating or rollerblading.
• Be aware of the safety regulations in your area, and always follow the traffic laws.
• Wear bright colored clothing if you are skating at night.
Contact an Arizona Personal Injury Attorney
Rollerblading is supposed to be a fun leisurely activity that can also help you get fit or be a mode of transportation. In Arizona rollerblading is a popular activity but has shown to can numerous injuries. Some of these injuries have occurred because of negligent drivers, manufacturers, or city officials. Contact an Arizona personal injury lawyer to help you find out the causes of your accident, and can help establish if you are eligible to receive compensation or your injuries. For more information: www.solomonrelihan.com.
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