Author: Trent S. Kerns, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney
After winter snowstorms hit, many families go sledding and take advantage of the snowy conditions. Although this fun winter sport may seem like a relatively safe activity, thousands of people suffer sledding-related injuries every year. Last winter, hospitals treated over 50,000 sledding, snow tubing, and toboggan-related injuries; the majority of reported injuries were suffered by children 14 and under. While sledding can be safe and fun, it is important to recognize the risks and ways to reduce them.
The most common sledding injuries are cuts, bruises, and broken bones, yet more serious injures can occur, such as traumatic…