Negligence in Skiing or Snowboarding Injuries

Hitting the mountaintops this winter? Skiing and snowboarding are both exciting, rewarding, unique and fun experiences that the freezing weather can bring to people all around the world. As any sport or physical endeavor, however, it can also be just as dangerous as it is thrilling.

You probably already know that skiing and snowboarding accidents happen often and regularly. It’s repeated over and over that it’s your responsibility to behave and prepare responsibly. However, sometimes, even if you follow the general advice to always wear a helmet, use the right equipment, and pay attention to warnings and hazards, you may still end up injured due to something that is out of your control. In other words, you could be injured due to someone else’s negligence. Here are some of the most common reasons that injured skiers pursue lawsuits:

  • An instructor misguided the skier or snowboarder.

  • An instructor did not properly instruct the person in preparation for the slope.

  • An instructor took you to a slope or terrain that was beyond your ability level.

  • The mountain or slope was not properly maintained.

  • The slope was not well marked.

  • Dangers were not well marked.

  • Another skier or snowboarder was being reckless and caused a collision.

  • Equipment was defective.

  • Ski lifts were defective.

If you have been injured in a skiing accident or snowboarding accident and any of these circumstances sound similar to your situation, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Loewy Law Firm today for a free consultation.