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Skiing, Snowboarding, and Resort Injuries

On Behalf of | Jan 20, 2023 | Firm News

While uncommon, severe skiing and snowboarding injuries occur each year. According to the National Ski Areas Association, there were 54 catastrophic incidents and 57 fatalities reported in the 2021-2022 season across the United States. Skiing and snowboarding injuries can have significant impacts on your daily life, relationships with others, and emotional well-being.

It can be difficult to determine if another party is considered liable in a skiing or snowboarding incident. Skiers and snowboarders are expected to operate under an assumption of risk. This means they are expected to know that these sports can lead to injuries, in which another party may not be at-fault even if they caused the incident. Common incidents that may not warrant a personal injury case include:

  • Collision with trees, rocks, and other natural obstacles
  • Collisions with other skiers or snowboarders who were using reasonable caution
  • Injuries from a properly maintained ski lift

Other incidents that could warrant a personal injury case include:

  • Injuries from a faulty or poorly maintained ski lift
  • Injuries resulting from gear malfunctions
  • Injuries resulting from improper signage
  • Collisions with obstacles improperly placed by ski resorts
  • Collisions with other skiers who were not using reasonable caution

Skiing and snowboarding injuries can lead to devastating impacts on your livelihood. If you’ve been injured in a collision, it’s important to seek medical attention. While helmets can help protect you from a fatal collision, they do not prevent concussions or traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). If your head was impacted in a collision, seek immediate medical care at an emergency facility. Below are some common injuries you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Head injuries/TBIs
  • Broken bones
  • Damage to eyes
  • Leg pain
  • Back pain

If you’ve been in a skiing or snowboarding incident, you may be entitled to compensation. At the Law Office of Brian H. Turner, our goal is to ensure you receive the compensation you’re entitled to for both emotional and physical pain. Some reasons you may receive compensation include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Impacts on your daily life
  • Loss of income
  • Medical Bills

It can be difficult to assess whether your injuries warrant compensation in a skiing or snowboarding incident because you assume the risk of the activities. At the Law Office of Brian H. Turner, our accomplished attorneys can help determine whether you’re entitled to compensation for your injuries. We will work with you to advise you through the legal process during this difficult time. Call us at 916-571-9583 or fill out our online contact form to arrange a free consultation.