Justice after a Ski Accident in Denver

Ski Accident and Snowboard Accident Personal Injury Attorneys in Colorado

Colorado is one of, if not the most, popular areas to go for winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding, and when you take a trip to any of our state’s scenic mountains to enjoy yourself, you don’t expect to be injured. Accidents happen, however, and you may find yourself at the wrong end of a ski accident or a snowboard accident.

When an accident occurs, the resort owner or operations manager will probably tell you that your accident was no one’s fault, because you assumed the basic risk that winter sports pose. While this is sometimes true, often, there are other facts at play. You need a qualified ski accident lawyer to identify if any negligence has occurred and hold the guilty party responsible.

How to keep yourself safe on the slopes

Exercising proper safety habits while skiing or snowboarding is the first step to avoiding an accident—at least one that isn’t caused by another party’s negligence. Here are a few key ways to keep yourself safe while participating in these popular winter sports.

  • Stay in accordance with the rules and regulations of the property you’re on. If you ignore the signs and ski on unmarked trails, you could be held responsible for any injury that occurs.
  • Wear proper safety equipment. Goggles or ski masks and appropriate clothing are key to staying safe, and also warm enough should something unexpected happen.
  • Do not attempt to ski or snowboard under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Stay on ski and snowboard slopes in accordance with your skill/experience level.

Following these tips is not only important for your safety, but also for getting compensation from the party responsible in the event of a preventable injury on the slopes.

Types of ski accidents and snowboard injuries

The attorneys at Eddington Law Firm have been in the business for a long time, representing the people of Colorado in accidents of all types, including ski accidents. We’ve seen it all, including the following injuries commonly seen in snowboard or ski accidents.

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Amputation
  • Wrongful death
  • Catastrophic injuries

In the event of one of these situations, you can’t expect to find the party responsible on your own. That’s where we come in. The team at the Eddington Law Firm has years of experience getting justice and due compensation for people in accidents of all kinds. When you need a personal injury lawyer, we’re the only name you need to know.

Ski accidents caused by negligent behavior

In almost all cases of accidents anywhere, there’s a party at fault. If your accident wasn’t the result of decisions that you made, it’s up to your personal injury attorney to find out who was responsible and how to get you the compensation you deserve.

In the event of a ski or snowboard accident, a variety of different actions by other parties can lead to an accident:

  • Other skiers/snowboarders exhibiting reckless or negligent behavior
  • Poor maintenance of rental equipment
  • Poor lift maintenance
  • Lift operator mistakes

It is up the owner of the slopes or the resort to ensure their facilities provide a safe environment for guests. If you’re injured due to another skier or riders negligence, the condition of the equipment you rent, you absolutely have a case for compensation from the person negligent. For more information, call the Eddington Law Firm today.

Hurt in a ski accident? Call us today at (303) 815-1585 for a free consultation!

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