The mountains of Colorado are a world class destination for skiing and snowboarding, attracting men, women, and children from near and far. The sheer amount of people skiing at a Colorado resort during the season means that some will be more skilled than others, and the slopes can turn dangerous quickly when a negligent skier or snowboarder doesn’t pay attention and causes a collision.
If you have been injured at a ski resort, whether due to another skier’s negligence, a faulty chair lift, or another reason, call the Frickey Law Firm at 303-237-7373 today for your complimentary consultation. We have been serving injured skiers in the Denver area for decades, and we will be happy to listen to your case.
Common Causes of Ski and Snowboard Injuries
The most common cause of injury amongst men and women out on the ski slopes is collision with another skier. Sometimes unavoidable accidents happen, but most of the time collisions occur when one party is negligent, inexperienced, out of control, or all three. You may be an experienced skier who has hit the slopes each winter for 40 years, but you may still end up blindsided by an out of control beginner snowboarder who hits you from behind and causes multiple bone fractures.
Other causes of ski injuries include:
- Chair lift malfunction
- Improper or negligent operation of the chair lift
- Collision with a snowmobile or grooming machine
- Improper maintenance of equipment at the ski resort
Ski resorts have powerful protections in place, which make it difficult but not impossible to recover compensation. In the case of collision with another skier, you are better off suing the skier who caused the collision than trying to sue the ski resort. If your injuries resulted from a different scenario, please talk to us to see if you have a valid case.
Each skier and snowboarder at a ski resort has a duty to be aware of their surroundings and to stick to routes at their skill level. Skiers who are uphill have the responsibility of avoiding those downhill, and skiers entering into a new route have the responsibility of looking uphill and making sure their path is clear. Any skier or snowboarder who breaches their responsibilities can be held liable for injuries they cause through their negligence.
What Should You Do After a Ski Injury?
After your injury, if you are able, you should:
- Take photos of the scene of the collision
- Get contact information from all involved parties
- Get a record of any eyewitness accounts
- Call the Frickey Law Firm
Injuries from ski or snowboard accidents can be serious, and may result in expensive hospital bills, loss of income, loss of your skiing hobby, and loss of quality of life. The most common ski injuries include broken bones, knee sprains, neck injuries, and dislocated shoulders. Any of these can significantly disrupt your life.
You should call the ski injury lawyers at the Frickey Law Firm as soon as possible in order to have the best chance of recovering compensation. We have the experience and knowledge necessary to help you get the best result possible from your case.
Schedule Your Ski Injury Consultation Today
If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence while out skiing or snowboarding, call the Frickey Law Firm today at 303-237-7373 to schedule your complimentary consultation. We serve clients in Golden, Lakewood, Boulder, and Denver, CO.