Extreme Sport Injuries

Falls, wrecks, crashes, and other accidents. Extreme sports are all about pushing it to the limit while reducing the risk of serious injuries.

X-ray, dislocation.  Photo: The word “extreme” is associated with sports like surfing, snowboarding, FMX, and skateboarding for a reason. These activities are defined by inherent danger and a high risk of injury. Even when athletes take the proper precautions and wear all the right gear, there is still the possibility that something can go wrong. Common injuries include fractured bones, muscle strains, dislocations, lacerations, and bruising.

If an injury results from the negligence or carelessness of someone else, it may be appropriate to contact a lawyer. Such injury claims ensure that those injured in an accident receive full compensation for any pain or suffering they had to endure.

Accidents happen to both pros and amateurs. Professional extreme sport athletes have all had their share of injuries small and large. Sometimes, these sport enthusiasts suffer dramatic falls during competitions. Mat Hoffman, Brian Deegan, and Jake Brown are just a few examples of athletes that have had terrible wrecks before the eyes of the public. These accidents provide young extreme sport athletes with the crucial message that safety and caution are of the utmost importance. Young athletes should not try to imitate the stunts and tricks performed by professionals without first learning the basics from an experienced person in a safe environment.

While the risk of injury will remain inherent to extreme sports, it is essential to reduce this risk as much as possible. All activities should start with a short warm up and slow stretching to prevent injuries to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Pads and other forms of protective gear should be used at all times. Most importantly, never participate in extreme sports alone. Always have a partner or coach on scene that can provide assistance in the case of an accident.


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