How to Handle the Outcome of a Camping Accident This Fall
Now that the fall season is around the corner, families and friends across the United States are preparing to hit the highways and take part in camping excursions. The all-too-familiar chill creeping through the air signals the return of activities like pitching tents, roasting marshmallows, hiking through the woods, fishing, and much more. Camping is certainly a fun activity during this beautiful season and a great opportunity to see the changing of the leaves. Still, you should always prepare for the worst when you visit a campground, as some victims have found out the hard way. Without warning, a dead tree or another dangerous object can inflict severe injuries on your or wreak havoc on your car. So, how are you supposed to prevent these camping accidents from happening and how can you handle the outcome? Let’s take a closer look and find out.
SCENARIO: A TREE HAS FALLEN ON YOUR VEHICLE
Needless to say, if you are an avid camper, you will definitely be sitting and sleeping among trees, which are both beautiful and potentially hazardous. In one possible scenario, a dead tree or a cluster of heavy, dead branches can crash into your vehicle and inflict extensive damage. Consider how tragic your camping excursion can become if one of the local florae suddenly crashes onto your car, truck, or RV.
However, the fact of the matter is that (if negligence is the cause of the tree-related mishap) you can hold the owner of the campground responsible for the accident. Camp administrators serve the same function as building administrators or superintendents: ensuring the safety of visitors, customers, and/or residents. For more information on business owner responsibilities, please review the standards for property administrators for HG.org.
CONSIDER THESE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR YOUR CAMPING TRIP
Despite the negative outcomes of tree-related accidents and other random misfortunes, you can still enjoy your camping trips this fall. Even if you are staying in an area filled with trees (which may have rotten branches), you can still take the following safety precautions for camping:
- Always watch your feet so you can spot a dangerous object before you suffer an accident.
- Use protective equipment when you are taking part in campground activities (for example, horseback riding or mountain climbing)
- Determine potentially dangerous areas of the campground and state park ahead of time.
YOUR LEGAL SOLUTION
Camping is a wonderful pastime for families and friends across America, but spending time in the great outdoors can become a bit of a problem if you are not prepared. In some cases, people may not take the time to maintain campgrounds and leave hazardous debris (unchecked) across the site. As a result, unsuspecting victims may suffer physical injuries or vehicle damage due to this negligence. Do not let a sever situation of this nature financially impact your life and well-being.
Out team of professional lawyers at Edelstein, Martin, & Nelson, are passionate about our practice and are fully knowledgeable in the laws, rules, and statutes surrounding unfortunate bus-related pedestrian accidents throughout the State of Delaware. We can guarantee you will receive the justice you deserve. For legal advice and for more information about our services, contact our office today at 800-300-0909.