Determining Liability for Campground Injuries

Determining Liability for Campground Injuries

Anyone who sustains an injury because a campground owner, campground’s staff member, tour company, or fellow camper breached this duty can sue the liable party. Campgrounds have a legal duty to ensure the safety of campers while they’re on site. Campers also have a responsibility to observe the necessary safety measures to avoid causing accidents that could lead to serious, life-altering injuries. Tour companies that organize physical excursions, such as guided treks and sporting activities, must also put the right safety measures to protect their customers from any preventable accidents.

Demonstrating a Campground Owner or Staff Member Acted Negligently

Anyone who suffered an injury in a campground and believes beyond reasonable doubt that the owner or staff member was liable has a right to sue the campground owner. The injured party has a better chance of demonstrating that the campground owner or staff member acted negligently and recover both tangible and intangible damages when working with a personal injury lawyer. The lawyer can help the injured party establish several factors to demonstrate that negligence happened, including:

  • The campground owner or staff member knew or should have been aware of the hazardous condition
  • The condition wasn’t so apparent for any responsible person to have seen and avoided it
  • The hazardous area or condition lacked proper warning signs
  • The campground staff member was insufficiently trained.

Proving Another Person or Party was Liable for the Campground Injuries

If another person or a party other than the campground owner or staff member was legally responsible for the injuries, the injured person can still sue that person or party. For instance, someone who sustains an injury when a tent collapses while he or she is inside can file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer. Similarly, if a person is injured due to the careless actions of someone else, the injured party can bring an injury claim against the liable person directly. No matter the situation, a personal injury lawyer can gather the needed evidence to help the injured party achieve a favorable outcome.

What if the Injured Party was Partly Responsible for the Campground Injuries?

Under Nevada’s revised comparative negligence law, an injured person can still obtain compensation for some of his or her losses even if he or she was partly liable for the accident. If the injured party is over 50% at fault for the accident, however, he or she can’t recover the damages.