Ski & Snowboard Accident Lawyers
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Was your vacation cut short by a skiing or snowboarding accident that was not your fault? As frustrating as that must have been, you could be for even more frustrations when you try to file a claim for compensation against the liable party. There is a good chance they’ll blame you for your accident, and the insurance company representing them will back their story.
To file an effective claim, you should team up with Daly & Black, P.C. Our attorneys are well-versed in all sorts of unique accident claims like yours including ski and snowboard accidents. We offer our counsel to clients nationwide, so you can call (888) 777-1839 to speak with our team, no matter where your accident happened.
Schedule a free consultationwith Daly & Black, P.C. today.
What Causes Ski & Snowboard Accidents?
By their nature, skiing and snowboarding are inherently risky sports. However, when safety is prioritized, either activity can be safe, especially if you are careful to stay on slopes, trails, and paths that meet your skill level. When a ski or snowboard accident happens, there is a good chance that it was caused by someone else’s negligence, like another skier or snowboarder. It is in these situations that legal assistance may be necessary.
Negligent behaviors that can cause a ski or snowboard accident include:
- Speeding towards other skiers or snowboarders.
- Skiing or snowboarding while intoxicated or impaired.
- Attempting a slope that reasonably should not have been attempted.
Ski and snowboarding accidents are not only caused by other people on the slopes, though. Oftentimes, negligence can be traced back to a product manufacturer or the company that owns and operates the slope.
Other causes of ski and snowboard accidents include:
- Crashing into a fallen tree or obstacle that should have been removed.
- Tumbling due to defective or damaged equipment.
- Causing an accident due to inadequate supervision from paid instructors.
- Falling off a defective chair lift.
Who Can You Sue in Your Ski or Snowboard Claim?
Our snowboard and ski accident attorneys can help you determine who should be named as a defendant or liable party in your claim. There could be more than one party to hold liable, depending on what caused your accident. For example, we might have to file against another skier or snowboarder, the company that sold your ski or snowboard equipment, the company that runs the slope or lodge, and so on. We can work on this difficult portion of your claim while you focus on taking care of yourself.
What is the Assumption of Risk Defense?
A commonly used defense tactic in a ski or snowboard accident claim is the defense of “assumption of risk.” In this defense strategy, the argument will be made that you should have been able to reasonably assume that skiing or snowboarding was dangerous and could result in your injury, even if you were being careful. If the assumption of risk defense is successful, then your liability will increase, which will decrease the liability of the defense. Depending on where you live, your opportunity to file a claim at all could be dismissed if you’re even just 1% liable, which is why it is so important for you to know how to challenge any arguments from the opposing party. If you don’t, then we recommend you call us at (888) 777-1839 right now.
Elevate Your Case & Demand Compensation Today
Do not wait another day to start your skiing or snowboarding accident claim. You could be owed significant compensation from the liable party but waiting too long will give them a better opportunity to defend themselves as you start to forget the details of your accident. Daly & Black, P.C. is always standing by to hear from new and returning clients from any corner of the country.
Arrange a free consultationwith our firm today to begin.
At Daly & Black, we never take a case we do not believe we can win, we receive nothing until we win, and we make no settlement of any nature without our client’s approval. Our attorneys leverage results - not time.