What Does "Assumption of the Risk" Mean in a Personal Injury Case? - Zirkin and Schmerling Law

What Does “Assumption of the Risk” Mean in a Personal Injury Case?

In a legal sense, when you assume the risk of a particular activity, you voluntarily and knowingly accept that your own harm may arise from it. This means you’re likely unable to receive compensation for injuries and other damages you sustain during the activity.

This concept often comes up in cases that involve recreational sports, auto racing, and other similar high-risk activities. However, assumption of risk can be difficult to prove in personal injury cases, so ask your lawyer whether it applies to your case.