Bobsled Accident Lawyers - Injury Compensation
Our personal injury lawyers in Canada offer expertise that is second to none. If one of our Bobsled accident lawyers represents you in your personal injury compensation claim you may rest assured that your case will be dealt with in an efficient, business like manner. If you would like to talk to a bobsled accident lawyer, just make contact and a lawyer who deals exclusively in personal injury compensation claims will give you advice at no cost on your Bobsled injury with no further obligation.
Bobsled - the Ride of a Lifetime
The bobsled ride can be the thrill of a lifetime. With speeds reaching 80-120 kph and the sled screeching around corners on what is literally bare ice; your heart will be pounding in your chest.
For top athletes, this can be the chance for Olympic glory and possibly gold in this international event. The bobsled or luge was invented by the Swiss more than 150 years ago, at that time two sleighs were hooked together and a shell was added to protect the passengers. It has since evolved to a point in which teams of normally two or four bobsledders, with the pilot upfront and the brakeman in the rear and the last to enter the sleigh, make a timed run down a closed narrow track with banked corners and glare ice.
Up until 1952, there were no weight limits, so teams used big muscled men and women to propel the sleigh on its way with a fast start. The rules were changed in 1952 to limit weight and make it a fairer race. The sleighs have evolved through the years going from their original composition of iron and wood, to the modern-day sleighs that are slick and fast, made from steel and fiberglass.
The composition of teams has evolved as well, when the first four-man team first competed in the Olympics in 1924, to two-man teams added in 1932, and women teams were not added until 2002.
Due to the fiberglass makeup of the sleigh, the speed involved, and chance of rollovers this is a very dangerous sport. In fact there have been several deaths and incidents of total paralysis to luge enthusiasts and Olympic hopeful.
Perhaps the most notable, though not the first and probably not the last, was the death of Olympic hopeful Nodar Kumaritashvili, a Georgian national who died in a training run on opening day of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, Canada.
The nature of this sport is fast-paced and dangerous, accidents in these sleds are not frequent, but when an accident happens it usually has tragic results, there are no training wheels on these sleds. Practice and training runs are just as fast as the real-deal. And, since most athletes spend more time practicing their sport than competing, more accidents happen during practice.
The only real safety gear for these athletes are their helmet, the rest of their body is covered in not much more than spandex, so the body is not very well protected in a rollover or crash.
Bobsled Accident Lawyers
Most serious bobsled accidents result in substantial injury, paralysis or death to these athletes. Our bobsled accident lawyers can help to recover the necessary costs for long-term care, prosthetic devices and alterations to your home to accommodate wheelchair access, lost income, and pain and suffering compensation.
It may seem callous to address these issues after a tragedy, but the reality is the sooner you start the process, the sooner you and your athlete can start the healing process.
Since the majority of all claims are settled during negotiations, you would be well-advised to hire a team of professionals that are experienced and capable of dealing with large insurance corporations and with trial experience, should a trial become necessary.
You can set-up an appointment with us today for advice at no cost regarding your claim. Our bobsled accident lawyers will provide you the facts about the threshold limits placed on pain and suffering allocations, your loss of income potential, which are not limited by thresholds, and an estimate of your claim’s probability of success.
We can provide you with expert representation with no upfront fees. We only charge a percentage of the total compensation gained, so you will not have the added stress of lawyers fees and court costs.