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Common Injuries When Roller Skating in New York

Inline skating is a popular form of exercise that gained immense popularity in the 80s. This form exercise can burn as many calories as when cycling or running while potentially reducing the stress exerted on the joints of the lower body. It is estimated that over 17 million Americans enjoy and participate in this sport and the number is growing each year. Unfortunately, according to CPSC, over 10,723 injuries resulting from inline skating were treated in the year 2015. From simple slips, to major trips and falls, one can sustain various kinds of injuries while roller skating.

5 common injuries you can sustain when roller skating

As with any other sport, there are a number of injuries that you can sustain when roller skating in New York. A few of them include (but aren’t limited to):

Ski Accidents and Personal Injury Claims

Skiing is one of the most dangerous sports in the world. Research has found that approximately 600,000 people are injured every year while skiing and snowboarding in the United States. According to the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), in 2012, there were 54 skiing and snowboarding deaths at ski areas within the country, where there was a total of 51 million ski visits. It is estimated that there are about 2 injuries that occur in every 1,000 skier visits. If you get injured at a ski resort, how the injury occurred is what your legal rights depend on. If your injury occurred while skiing or snowboarding and you believe that another skier or snowboarder caused the injury, you may have the right to file a lawsuit against them for negligence or recklessness. However, if you were injured while you were skiing or snowboarding, or even while you were just standing on a ski trail, and you think that it was the ski resort’s fault, your legal rights are limited.

Ski Resort Immunity and Inherent Skiing Risk

How to Prevent Ski Accidents and Personal Injury

Skiing is one of the most dangerous sports in the world. According to statistics compiled by the US National Ski Areas Association, there is an average of 40 deaths every year caused by snowboarding and ski accidents in the United States. The average injury rate on any given day is 2 to 3 every 1,000 skiers. During the 2010/2011 season, there were 47 fatalities out of the 60.5 million snowboarder/skier days that were reported for the season. There are many ways to prevent skiing injuries. Some of the most common injuries include:

  • ACL (anterior collateral or cruciate ligament) injuries
  • Shoulder fractures or dislocations
  • Fractures in the lower extremity
  • Spinal injuries
  • Shoulder separations
  • Wrist, thumb, or hand injuries
  • Closed head injuries