It is no secret that skiing can be a dangerous activity. However, it is the job of those who run the ski resort to make sure that the grounds are safe for those who come to have a good time. If they fail to do so, an accident can happen that results in significant, life-impacting injuries to those who are involved. It is because of this that victims of these accidents may wish to pursue legal action against the negligent party. In doing so, it is important to retain the services of an experienced New York personal injury attorney for assistance.
Common Causes of Ski Accidents
Ski accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, they are the result of negligence. This can be seen due to those who run the resort if they do not properly care for the resort grounds. When this happens hazards such as chair lift malfunctions, defective ski equipment provided by the resort, collisions with misplaced objects, and icy conditions can occur. Ski instructors can also be negligent if they are careless during lessons. In addition to this, other skiers can be negligent if they do not pay attention and collide with another individual.
Common Ski Accident Injuries
Some common injuries that are seen at ski resorts in New York can include the following:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Leg fractures
- Knee injuries
- Broken bones
How Can I Recover Compensation?
In order to pursue legal action against a negligent party, the injured skier must file a personal injury claim. During this time, the individual is required to prove negligence by showing that their injuries were a direct result of the other party’s behavior. This can be done by gathering evidence that shows the grounds of the resort were not properly maintained, designed, or marked. Such evidence can consist of medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard, witness testimonies, and more. It is important to remember the statute of limitations for personal injury accidents in New York is three years from the date of the accident.
Contact our Firm
A personal injury accident can have a great impact on your life and your bank account. At Katter Law Firm, we believe that everyone should be held liable for his or her own negligence; you should not have to bear the burden of someone else’s mistakes. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, visit us online or call us today!