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Colorado Springs Ski Accident Lawyer
Colorado is famous for its beautiful snow-kissed mountains, which cause locals and tourists alike to flock to the slopes during the winter months. However, like many sports, skiing can present certain dangers to those who partake in the activity. While you assume some risk of injury when you ski, ski resorts are obligated to ensure that they do not create or allow conditions that put you at risk of harm.
When a ski resort fails to take reasonable steps to provide a safe environment for its patrons, the resort can be held legally liable for injuries that occur as a result of its safety lapses. If you are injured in a skiing accident, an experienced injury attorney in Colorado Springs can help you to take action against the ski resort and recover monetary compensation for your losses.
Understanding Ski Resort Liability
The act of skiing carries the risk of losing control, falling on the slopes and sustaining an injury. If these injuries occur in the normal course of your trip down the hill, then no one can be blamed for the accident.
However, if a ski resort creates a dangerous or unsafe condition that increases the chance of an injury or directly leads to harm, it can be held liable for its negligence. In such cases, the fact that skiing is a dangerous sport does not preclude the injured party from taking legal action against the ski resort for its failure to keep patrons safe. If the ski resort created an unreasonable risk or was negligent in ensuring safety, injured individuals can take legal action to recover compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, emotional distress or the wrongful death of a family member killed in a skiing accident.
Examples of situations where you may be able to take legal action against a ski resort include:
- When a ski resort failed to warn of dangerous conditions or unsafe areas on a particular hill or in a particular location.
- When a chair lift malfunctioned and injured a skier.
- When a ski resort fails to clearly mark an off-limits or closed trail.
In these and other situations, the ski resort breached its legal obligations to provide a reasonably safe environment for its patrons. The negligence of the ski resort and the resort’s failure to live up to its duty to provide a reasonably safe environment are the keys to a personal injury claim against the resort. In order to determine if your injuries may have been caused by a mistake or careless error on the part of the ski resort, you should consult with an experienced Colorado Springs accident lawyer who can review your situation to determine if the ski resort may be liable.
Contact a Colorado Springs Personal Injury Lawyer at Levine Law
At Levine Law, our experienced Colorado Springs personal injury lawyers have represented many clients injured in skiing accidents. We can put our legal knowledge to work on your case against the ski resort. Give us a call to set up a free consultation to evaluate your case and learn your options.
Our caring, knowledgeable Colorado Springs accident attorneys will handle every step of your case, from investigating the incident to gathering evidence to negotiating a settlement agreement with the resort or litigating your claim in state court. Our goal is to help you obtain the maximum in monetary compensation possible from the ski resort and other potential defendants so you can rebuild your life after your injuries.