Bungee jumping accidents can lead to serious injuries, such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, internal hemorrhaging, paralysis, and other severe trauma. While bungee jumping is a popular tourist activity in Hawaii, it is not strongly regulated by the government. However, there are certain safety protocols and regulations placed upon bungee jumping providers that, if not followed, may result in injuries or even death to participants. If you have been injured while bungee jumping, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the operator or company for breaching these regulations.
Understanding Laws Regarding Bungee Jumping in Hawaii
By law, bungee jumping operators must have a permit and renew it annually. Furthermore, they must have all their equipment thoroughly inspected, and they must exercise a reasonable amount of care when providing services to customers. In Hawaii, there are certain restrictions placed on bungee jumping in Zone 5 of the national forest.
Many bungee jumping providers make customers sign a liability release form, which limits your ability to pursue compensation for an injury. However, if your bungee jumping operator failed to inspect the equipment or follow safety protocols, you may be able to file a lawsuit. Furthermore, if the operator let you jump in unreasonably hazardous conditions, or in unreasonably dangerous areas, you may be entitled to a settlement even if you signed a liability release form.
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Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner has provided efficient representation to injured clients since 1971. We are passionate about holding bungee jumping operators responsible for negligence or recklessness, and will work tirelessly on your behalf. If you or a loved one were injured in a bungee jumping accident, our team of Honolulu bungee jumping accident lawyers can guide you through the legal process in pursuit of justice.
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