Skiing Accident Attorneys
Skiing and snowboarding can be fun and exhilarating, but what many skiers and snowboarders do not realize how easy it is to be involved in an accident. In snow sports, some degree of fault must be found before a person or company can be found liable for ski injury or death. One of the most common forms of error involved in ski accidents is negligence.
One of the best ways to prove negligence when it comes to ski injury accidents is to determine if the opposer follows skier responsibility code. The skier responsibility code is usually posted all over ski resorts walls, lift tickets, chairlifts and more. Some of the typical guidelines include:
- Stay in control - this includes being able to stop and avoid people and objects.
- People ahead of you have the right away. Avoiding them is your job.
- Stop where you obstruct a trail and remain visible from above.
- Whenever going downhill or merging onto a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
If you are involved in a ski accident where any of the above guidelines are not followed, this could prove negligence. And in turn can help you receive the compensation that is needed for your injuries.
Types of Ski Accidents
Accidents tend to be in four categories:
- Lift Accidents
- Ski Area Neglect
- Equipment Malfunction
Know that you are not alone when involved in a snowboarding or ski accident in Crested Butte, CO. Doehling Law is here to provide you the law services that you need. Our knowledge of the law, the ability to seek evidence, build strong cases and offer negotiation skills provides you with the best team available to get what is owed to you.
Injured in a Ski Accident in Crested Butte, Colorado? Contact Us Today for Help.
To schedule a free initial appointment with a lawyer from our firm, call (970) 292-7171 or contact us online.
What happens when a day of fun turns into a severe ski injury or death? Events like these cause hard times for individuals. Medical bills pile up and without the ability to work, paying them are near impossible. You may be able to recover compensation for your injuries depending on the situation of the damage.
Ski and snowboarding injuries are usually caused by a collision with other skiers or riders, chairlift accidents, or ski area operation negligence.