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Extreme Sports Injuries

Vert ramps, ollies, grinding, fractures, Tony Hawk, ripped jeans, and broken bones are all a part of the extreme sports vernacular. With the advent of ESPN’s X Games in the 1990’s, sports like skateboarding, rollerblading, and dirt biking have taken on unprecedented participation by teens and young people. Part of the thrill and what makes these sports so extreme, however, is the looming threat of injury from catching big air on the half pipe.

Who is getting injured?

You do not have to be a motocross champion or attempting an intense stunt to break a bone. Each year an estimated 65,000 children receive medical treatment for in-line skating injuries. Of those, nearly 7,000 suffer injuries to the face or head.

Protect Yourself

Scrapes and bruises are rites of passage and impromptu trophies for those brave enough to attack the pavement, hills, or snow. However, taking measures to prevent more serious extreme sports injuries could decide whether you leave the hospital on crutches or at all.

Tips on staying safe:

  • Always wear a helmet and other protective gear (knee and elbow pads, long sleeves, pants).
  • If going into the country alone, make sure someone knows where you will be.
  • Keep a first aid kit nearby .

If you have been injured in an extreme sports accident please contact the Kenosha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-866-499-4700 to discuss your case and to determine your legal options.