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Recreational Injuries Case Study

Although this case occurred in Florida and was not handled by the Karns Law Group, we found it interesting and wanted to share it with our readers here on the blog.

Robert Karns Commentary: If this case occurred in Rhode Island it would depend upon the defense of sudden medical emergency. If the airboat racer knew he had medical problems with his heart, the estate would be liable. If he did not know of the medical problem and it came on suddenly then the estate would not be liable based upon the sudden medical emergency defense.

"A spectator who was seriously injured during an airboat race can sue the estate of a man who crashed into the spectator when he suffered a fatal heart attack, the Florida Court of Appeal has ruled in reversing a trial court.

The plaintiff was standing on a sandbar watching the airboat races. The defendant, who was 67, was racing his airboat when he suddenly slumped forward. The airboat hit the sandbar, crushing the plaintiff's legs and causing other serious injuries. The plaintiff had to undergo six surgeries, including an amputation.

The court found that the estate of the deceased racer could be held liable."

It is important to know your rights in personal injury issues like this. Having the guidance of an experienced recreational injury attorney can be invaluable in proving your case. If you have been injured in a recreational accident, or an automobile accident in Rhode Island, contact Karns Law Group at (401) 270-0023 now in Providence for a free consultation.

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