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Glen Canyon River Rafting Accident Attorney

River rafting in Glen Canyon can be a great adventure and way to explore the outdoors, but it can easily take a dangerous turn. While there is always some assumption of risk with outdoor activities, there are times when an accident may be the result of another individual or a rafting company’s negligence. In these cases, it can be worthwhile to speak to a Glen Canyon river rafting accident lawyer, as you may be entitled to compensation. Schedule a free consultation today by filling in our online contact form, or by phone at (602) 726-0747.

Why Choose Us?

  • We provide each client with the individual attention they deserve, which includes consistent updates regarding the status of their case and direct access to an attorney.
  • We have more than 20 years of experience and are dedicated to obtaining full and fair compensation for river rafting accident victims.
  • We are a contingency fee firm, and you will not pay a penny unless we win your case.

Common Types of River Rafting Injuries

A variety of serious injuries can occur in river rafting accidents, and most commonly include lacerations, broken bones or fractures, traumatic brain injuries, and drowning. These injuries can be life-threatening and are often caused by being struck by an object, for example, a paddle or another type of equipment in the boat. Additionally, passengers can be ejected from the raft and hit an object in the river, such as a rock.

Who is Liable for a River Rafting Accident?

Rafting participants are typically required to sign an assumption of risk waiver prior to the activity. This type of contract is often used as a defense mechanism by rafting companies to avoid liability for an accident, since they may claim the victim knew or should have known of the potential dangers.

However, signing a waiver does not automatically release the company from liability. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, or a loved one’s, the company can be responsible for an injury if:

  • You weren’t given sufficient time to read the waiver before signing.
  • The waiver contained language you did not understand.
  • The raft or equipment either malfunctioned or was poorly maintained.
  • Proper safety equipment was not provided.
  • The guide lacked experience or was poorly trained.
  • The guide ventured into waters that were known to be dangerous.

These scenarios are examples of negligence, which you or your attorney would need to prove in order to collect damages after a river rafting accident. If you are successful in demonstrating that the company failed to use reasonable care when it came to your safety, you may be able to collect compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.

How to Prevent a River Rafting Accident

Many river rafting accidents are preventable, and here some tips to remain safe:

  • Always wear a Life Jacket and helmet, regardless of the water difficulty or boat type.
  • Avoid alcohol and illegal drugs.
  • Research the river, so you know what to expect and what lies downstream.
  • Avoid rafting during extreme weather, or when the water level is very high.
  • Know the location of and avoid dams.

Speak to a River Rafting Accident Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in a river rafting accident, contact Torgenson Law to discuss your options for obtaining compensation. Call (602) 726-0747 and schedule a free case evaluation.