The U.S. has a reputation for having many thrill-seekers who yearn for adventures that test their mental and physical fortitude. Most are content to find fulfillment in modern entertainment facilities that offer adrenaline-pumping experiences.
There is much fun to be had in 21st-century entertainment establishments, but also a fair share of injury risks to navigate. Below is an exploration of how two seemingly harmless recreational activities can lead to personal injury.
Virtual reality adventures gone wrong
It is easy to forget about nearby physical boundaries when navigating a virtual reality (VR) environment that obstructs real-world visibility. Tangled wires and scattered debris can create a perilous landscape, leading to a stumble or trip and a potentially nasty fall. Violent collisions with walls and other stationary objects can also result in serious injuries.
Escape room perils abound
The hallmark of a good escape room is a high level of difficulty. It’s no fun if it is easy to get out. Business owners may go to great lengths to increase the room’s difficulty, such as installing tunnels, obstacles or hidden passages.
Such features sound fun and challenging. However, they may increase your risk of suffering broken bones, falls and contact injuries.
What can you do if you suffer recreational facility injuries?
Business owners have a duty to provide a premise reasonably free of undue safety risks, even in adventurous settings and activities. These facilities generally require guests to sign liability waivers. However, when the owner is negligent in their duty and a customer gets hurt, they may still be legally liable for injuries.
A premises liability claim could yield fair compensation that sufficiently covers your medical expenses and other losses. Having experienced legal guidance can help you assess your situation and consider next steps.