Alamogordo Ski & Snowboard Accident Lawyers

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Skiing is a great way to enjoy fresh air, get exercise, and have fun; unfortunately, you may fall victim to a ski crash or snowboarding accident. If this has been the case, you may be experiencing severe injury or emotional trauma and left wondering if you can afford your medical bills. Zinda Law Group’s Alamogordo ski accident lawyers are here to help you through the entire legal process and pursue the compensation you deserve.

If you have been involved in a skiing accident, call one of our experienced attorneys at Zinda Law Group today. Our reputable attorneys in New Mexico are available to our clients 24, 7 and have the resources and knowledge necessary to guide you through the entire process. Call us today at (800) 863-5312 for your 100% free initial consultation; you do not pay us anything unless we are successful in winning your case.

Ski & Snowboard Accident FAQs

Before planning a ski trip or snowboarding vacation, you may want to familiarize yourself with our ski & snowboard accident FAQs. Understanding the risks and what to do following an accident may help keep you safe once you are on the mountain. Below are commonly asked ski and snowboard accident questions:

How Do Ski Accidents Occur?

Ski accidents can occur in a number of different ways and can often turn into frustrating events for everyone involved. Getting into a skiing accident may prevent you from enjoying the afternoon, or even the entire season. By understanding the common causes of ski accidents, you may be able to prevent yourself, or others, from being injured; common causes of ski accidents include:

  • Collisions with other skiers or snowboarders can lead to serious injury to both parties due to the high rate of speed commonly associated with these sports. Collisions can occur when one party stops in an obstructed area or due to an out-of-control skier or snowboarder; collisions may also occur when the skier or snowboarder hits an unmarked tree or similar obstruction. If your collision was due to the negligence or intentional actions of another individual, that person may be liable for your injuries and resulting medical costs.
  • Falling is another common cause of skiing injury; there are many different ways in which a fall may occur. For instance, if a skier is on a run that is above his or her skill level, the skier may fall trying to get down the mountain; falls may also occur if the skier is on ungroomed runs or hits a rough patch of ice. If the fall is due to poorly maintained slopes, the ski resort may be held responsible for the injuries.
  • Ski Equipment Malfunction. Ski or snowboard equipment malfunction can cause serious injuries, or even death. If your injury was caused by a faulty piece of equipment, such as a snowboard or ski lift, the manufacturer of the product may be liable for any resulting injuries.
  • Poor Conditions and Ski Resort Negligence. In certain situations, the ski resort may be responsible for injuries you sustained due to improperly maintained slopes. For instance, if the ski resort failed to meet signage or notice requirements, failed to park heavy machinery in a safe area, or caused injury due to improperly trained employees, the ski resort may be liable for your injuries.

If you have been injured while skiing or snowboarding while in New Mexico, speak to a reputable attorney at Zinda Law Group today. Our team can help investigate your case and help you get the compensation you deserve.

What are Common Types of Ski Accident Injuries?

Like any other sport, skiing has the potential to become extremely hazardous. Injuries resulting from a skiing or snowboarding accident may cause the victim to suffer from hefty hospital bills, physical therapy costs, and more. Below are common types of ski accident injuries:

  • Knee Injuries. Knee injuries account for approximately 45% of all skiing injuries. One example of this is a medial ligament sprain, which is a tear of the ligament inside of the knee. This injury typically occurs from a twisting motion or direct impact with the ground or another object.
  • Head Injuries. Head injuries, such as a concussion, are also possible following a ski or snowboarding accident. These injuries may occur from the skier hitting his or her head on a tree or rock and may cause serious damage. To combat these injuries, it is important to always wear a helmet.
  • Wrist Fracture. It is human instinct to put your hand out to help prevent a fall. However, this action may result in a wrist fracture. Depending on the severity of the fracture, you may need a splint, cast, or even physical therapy.

If you have been injured while skiing or snowboarding, always seek medical attention from a qualified medical professional. Failure to do so may result in the acceleration of a minor injury and may lead to higher medical costs. After speaking to a doctor, contact an experienced at Zinda Law Group to discuss your legal rights.

What Do I Do If I am Injured in a Skiing Accident?

Whether you are a frequent skier or are only trying it for the first time, it is always important to know what to do in the unfortunate case you are involved in an accident. Understanding what to do in this situation may help keep you calm and safe.

Seek Medical Attention

Always seek medical attention from a medical professional following a skiing accident, no matter how small or insignificant your injuries seem at that time. Remember, your adrenaline may be running high after an accident, masking more serious, internal injuries. Further, a medical professional will be able to create an official medical record of all your injuries, including those you may not know about; not only is this in the best interest of your health and wellbeing, but a medical record will also be necessary when determining compensation in your potential ski accident lawsuit.

Contact Ski Patrol

After you are safe, contact ski patrol to report the incident. If you do not know the number for ski patrol, it may be located on the resort’s map or be listed on nearby signs. If you are still unsure of where to find the number or need help contacting them, any resort employee should be available to help you. It may be a good idea to put emergency numbers, such as “ski patrol,” in your phone before hitting the slopes.

Document the Accident

After an accident, document the scene; although you may not have access to a pen or paper, you should be able to use the Notepad application on your smartphone to write down everything you can remember leading to the accident and what occurred directly afterward. You should also use your phone to take pictures of the injuries, property damage, and nearby signs. It may take some time for your case to be brought to trial, so documenting the scene will help you remember any small, but important, details.

Hire a Ski Accident Attorney

Lastly, you should contact one of our experienced ski or snowboard accident lawyers in Alamogordo to discuss your case. Our team has offices across New Mexico and are here to help you through the entire process, from the initial filing to the final judgment. We can help investigate your case, determine who was at fault, and work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries or property damage.

Although each incident is different, following these steps may help to keep you safe and prepared for your future ski accident lawsuit. If you are still unsure of how to proceed following a ski or snowboard accident, contact Zinda Law Group as soon as possible.

If you need to speak with Alamogordo ski accident lawyers, contact Zinda Law Group TODAY to discuss your unique case

Skiing or snowboarding can be a great way to pass the time and enjoy the great outdoors. However, accidents on the mountain may result in serious injury, mental anguish, or even death, costing you or your loved one’s substantial pain, worry, and medical bills and related expenses. Hiring the right personal injury attorney is crucial to getting you or your family the compensation you need for your accident.

If you or a loved one has suffered injury due to a ski crash or snowboarding accident, contact one of our experienced personal injury attorneys at Zinda Law Group today. We are here for you through the entire legal process and have the resources to fight for your rights.

If you have any questions, contact our team as soon as possible. Call us today at (800) 863-5312 to schedule your 100% free initial consultation and case evaluation. As always, you do not pay us anything unless we are successful in winning your case; that is our “No Win, No Fee Guarantee.”

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