While snow sports can be very entertaining, they can become extremely dangerous as well. A study published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention states there has been a large increase in the amount of spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries due to snowboarding and skiing accidents. Snowboarding accounts for more damages than all other outdoor activities. In most cases, the person snowboarding or skiing is held responsible for his or her own injuries. Yet a boarder or skier may be able to seek compensation if they are able to prove the negligence of another party caused them injury or harm. This can occur when a skier or snowboarder was hurt because another snowboarder or skier was behaving recklessly and negligently or the slopes on which the skier or snowboarder was riding were inadequately marked, designed, or maintained.
These types of cases can be complicated since snowboarders and skiers are participating in an inherently risky sport. However, in some cases, a person can recover monetary compensation for their injuries and losses. But these types of cases are complicated, those involved may disappear, and the evidence may melt. It is wise to consult Colorado legal counsel as soon as possible. If your loved ones were involved in an accident on the slopes or a mountain resort, feel free to give us a call at 970-247- 8020 or send us an email.