In the winter, Americans and their families often travel to ski resorts for vacations. Though these ski vacations are usually fun and enjoyable, skiing and snowboarding can be dangerous sports and accidents do happen. Because skiers and snowboarders often travel at high speeds down the mountain, a collision on the slopes has the potential to cause serious injury or even death. Sometimes, accidents on the ski slopes are the fault of the resort, other skier, ski instructor, or someone else. If you are injured at the fault of another party, that party should be held liable for your injuries. A Fayette County personal injury attorney can help you file a claim against that party and receive compensation.
Some accidents are simply accidents and are no one’s fault. Skiers and snowboarders simply fall or lose control of their own accord all the time and suffer injuries. However, under certain circumstances, accidents happen on the mountain due to another person’s negligence. Examples of this include:
- The slope was not clearly marked
- The slope was not properly maintained
- The slope was poorly designed or had dangerous obstacles for the skill level
- Another skier caused a collision due to careless or reckless behavior
- A chair lift malfunctioned or did not have proper restraints
- Ski equipment was defective and malfunctioned to cause the accident
- A ski instructor advised you to ski on terrain above your skill level
Snowboard and ski injuries may not only ruin a vacation, but may have long lasting effects on your life. Injuries may require extensive medical treatment, physical therapy, time off work during recovery, and more. Furthermore, ski and snowboard accidents often cause spinal injuries or traumatic brain injuries, which can cause debilitating and permanent disabilities.
If you have suffered injury because a ski resort or another person was negligent or reckless, you deserve to be fully compensated for all injury related losses and pain and suffering. A PI attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith will work to make sure you receive the full settlement you deserve. Call us today at (770) 487-8999.