Colorado Ski & Snowboard Accident Lawyers
When someone mentions fun activities in Colorado, skiing is often one of the first things that come to mind. Each year, countless individuals and families hit the slopes, reveling in the chance to enjoy the crisp air while they speed down snow-covered mountains. Tragically, the fun ends for some when a skiing accident occurs. While many people experience some slight scrapes and bruises when skiing, many accidents are severe and require hospitalization. These injuries can result in a loss of wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, or even death.
Here at Zinda Law Group of Colorado, we understand that skiing and snowboarding are risky pastimes. However, we also recognize the fact that some accidents are preventable. If you were injured in a ski accident that involved faulty equipment or machinery, irresponsible fellow-skiers or snowboarders, or poor conditions caused by a ski resort, we are here to help. We understand that you are entitled to certain rights and deserve compensation for your accident. We will fight for you and help you receive the money you need to overcome your accident and move forward with your life. To get started with a free consultation, call 800-863-5312 today.
We provide legal services if you suffered injury from any of the following:
- Accidents involving other skiers or snowboarders
- Accidents that involved hitting a tree, fence, sign, or barrier at a resort
- Accidents involving a chairlift
- Accidents involving faulty equipment
- Accidents following poor training from an instructor
Ski and Snowboard Injuries
Hitting the snow can be dangerous in the best of conditions. Since it’s so easy to become injured in an accident, the state of Colorado has set in place certain laws to make sure that everyone is responsible while engaging in skiing or snowboarding. When skiing or snowboarding, participants are expected to pay attention, show respect, and avoid others. When an “uphill” skier ignores these rules, they may crash into someone below them. If you were involved in a collision with another skier or snowboarder, you may be entitled to compensation. Even if the offending party has no money, their homeowner’s insurance may cover the cost.
There is no way to verbalize the fear that a skier or snowboarder feels when they discover that the equipment they are using is not operating properly. Here at Zinda Law Group, we understand what you’ve been through and will work tirelessly to get compensation for your injuries. We will work to determine if the manufacturers, rental company, or resort is to blame, and then develop a court case around your injuries.
Lifts and Machinery
When properly managed and well maintained, the lifts and machinery used at ski slopes are safe. However, this is not always the case. Some people are injured during a lift malfunction, when someone improperly uses the lift, or when the victim came in contact with other machinery. Resorts should only hire trained professionals to operate machinery and should routinely check it for defects. If you’ve been injured in an accident that involved ski lifts or machinery, you could be entitled to compensation.
Ski Resorts and Areas
Some ski and snowboard accidents occur if the resort or area is not well-maintained. For instance, a skier may suffer injury if they run into debris, hit a misplaced sign, or come upon an unexpected fence. While Colorado law makes it difficult to file claims against a ski resort or area, your case is not hopeless in the hands of our trained staff. We will carefully investigate your accident and determine if a lawsuit is possible.
Get Help From a Ski & Snowboard Injury Lawyer Today
Zinda Law Group works to protect those who are simply looking to have fun out on the snow. We recognize that enjoying the slopes shouldn’t have to be dangerous, and we will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve. Our team of injury lawyers has years of combined experience dealing with skiing and snowboarding injuries, and we know how to help victims win back the money they have lost from medical expenses, pain and suffering, and missed days at work.
With our free consultations, you can talk to one of our experienced ski accident attorneys and let us review your case before pursuing legal action. If you choose to go forward, our services are provided on a contingency fee basis. This means that if we don't win your case, you don't pay us anything.
If you were injured in a skiing or snowboarding accident in the state of Colorado, we can help. Call Zinda Law Group at 800-863-5312 today and get started on the path toward recovery.
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