Recreational Accidents

Injuries sustained while in participation of sporting or recreational activities can appear to be simple when in fact they are complex.  The Law Offices of Gary A Kessler will protect your rights by immediately “preserving the evidence” and interviewing the eye-witnesses to prepare your case for trial.

Virtually all sporting and recreational activities are voluntary.  The key to a successful sporting and recreational verdict for the plaintiff (victim) is to prove that someone else’s actions are negligent.  Skateboarding and skiing have complex legal issues versus pick-up games of basketball and football.  We carefully review the rules of the game to see if a participant went beyond the contact or safe environment for competitive play.  This can be a cause of action for negligence.                                                        

Additionally, the issues of defective sporting equipment provided to sporting participants (i.e., defectively designed football helmets, ski bindings, bicycle brakes, bicycle helmets, parachutes etc.) have lead to successful cases against companies that have designed and manufactured the defective equipment which have caused serious injuries (spinal and brain) and deaths.

Demand accountability from those responsible for the recreational/sporting accidents.  Many times the insurance companies will play “hardball” if you try to settle the case yourself or you have employed a lawyer who does not have the litigation experience to handle such a complex case,  We at the Law Offices of Gary A Kessler have twenty-five years of litigation experience and know how to handle the insurance companies to your advantage.  We are prepared to front all costs required for the necessary investigation and expert witnesses needed to prepare your case for trial.

The Law Offices of Gary A Kessler has the successful track record and reputation for aggressively representing our clients to recover the maximum financial compensation for their losses.                                                                                             

The Law Offices of Gary A Kessler is prepared to front all costs required for a thorough investigation and expert witnesses to prepare for the trial of your case.  As in all wrongful death and serious personal injury cases, we advance all legal costs to prepare and present our client’s claim and receive for our services only a percentage of what we recover for our attorney fees on their behalf.  Upon settlement our costs shall be reimbursed to us from the gross recovery.  If there is no recovery, no attorneys fees or costs are owed to our firm.  So contact the Law Offices of Gary A Kessler for a free consultation regarding your or your loved one’s sports and recreational activity accident case today.


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The Law Offices of Gary A. Kessler are licensed to practice in California, District of Columbia & Pennsylvania. Through local law firms with which we have associations, we are able to represent Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases across the United States. Our associations allow us to represent clients"pro hac vice", meaning "for this particular occasion". In order to effectively and efficiently represent the client in these cases, we will employ the local law firms (at no additional cost to our client) to make routine court appearances and proceedings where it is necessary to assist our clients case.