There are inherent risks of personal injury in sledding and tobogganing. Many states’ codes hold that property owners in most cases are not required to ensure the safety of the premises used for sledding and similar activities, however there are cases in which a property owner may be liable. Your best bet either way is to educate your children about sledding safety.


Prepare and Supervise Children for Safe Sledding

Sledding injuries often include facial lacerations or skull fractures, the National Safety Council (NSC) says. Tobogganing injuries almost always involve the lower half of the body. Most injuries happen to children age 14 and younger, especially in the “run out” area at the end of the sled run.

The National Safety Council offer these tips for safe winter sledding:

Each case is different, so if you find yourself or your children injured from a sledding accident please contact 
The Law Offices of Dussault & Zatir
 for counsel.