Skiing and snowboarding are more popular than ever. Long lift lines show that Coloradans are looking for ways to have fun and stay active during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as interest in these sports increases, so do the number of severe and costly injuries. Here’s a look at the different kinds of damages you may be able to receive if you were hurt on the slopes due to someone else’s negligence:
- Medical expenses: You will almost always be reimbursed for the cost of medical treatments associated with your accident as part of your personal injury damages award. It’s also standard to receive compensation for the estimated cost of your future medical care.
- Lost income: The injuries you sustained in a skiing or snowboarding accident can make it impossible to work. You may be entitled to compensation for the income you’ve lost and the accident’s impact on your ability to make money in the future.
- Pain and suffering: You’ve likely endured significant pain and discomfort due to your accident. You may be entitled to compensation for the pain you’ve experienced to date and for the predicted toll of your injuries.
- Emotional distress: Serious injuries can have a psychological impact, causing things such as anxiety, depression, mood swings, loss of enjoyment of life, and sleep loss. Emotional distress damages are intended to compensate you for the negative emotions and effects you’ve suffered as a result of your accident.
- Punitive damages: These damages are sometimes awarded in addition to actual damages. Their purpose is to punish the defendant for outrageous conduct and to deter similar behavior in the future.
Our attorneys will take the time to figure out the true value of your personal injury claim. We will account for every past, present, and future expense to ensure that any settlement payment or court-ordered damages award you may receive is reasonable.
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If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence while skiing or snowboarding, call the Frickey Law Firm today at 303-237-7373 to schedule your complimentary consultation. We have decades of experience serving injured winter athletes in Lakewood, Boulder, Denver, and nearby areas of Colorado.