Due to the lack of protection for skateboarders, skateboarders are vulnerable to significant injuries from these accidents. These injuries typically range in severity. The most common injuries are fractures to arms and wrists, concussions, sprained ankles, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, nerve damage, and facial and body cuts and scars. Regardless of the severity of your injuries, you should seek immediate medical attention after your accident.
As stated above, these skateboard accidents often result in substantial injuries. The severity of these injuries can be attributed to the lack of protection for skateboarders along with the difference in size of a vehicle and a skateboarder. For these reasons, these accidents have sadly proven to be fatal. A family members’ death can result in significant emotional and mental trauma. However, the law provides compensation for injured victims and their surviving heirs for their economic and noneconomic damages. As such, please preserve all evidence relating to the accident, including but not limited to hospital bills, funeral invoices, and correspondence from the other driver’s insurance company.
The deadline to file a case involving a skateboard accident depends on the age of the injured person. If the plaintiff is a minor, the case must be filed within two years from the date the plaintiff turns eighteen (18). However, if the plaintiff is not a minor, the case must be filed within two years of the skateboard accident.