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Denver Ski Accident Lawyers for Collisions Resulting in Traumatic Injuries
As a skier, collisions on the mountain present some of the greatest risks for serious injuries. Skiers and snowboarders who lose control or who are not paying enough attention to avoid hitting others can cause dangerous collisions, and the forces involved in these collisions can cause broken bones, herniated discs, concussions and other traumatic injuries requiring immediate and long-term medical care. Fortunately, an experienced Denver accident lawyer can help.
Colorado Law Governing Skier and Snowboarder Collisions
Under Colorado law, all skiers and snowboarders have a duty to exercise “reasonable care” on the slopes. While there are certain inherent risks involved in snow-related outdoor activities, as a skier, you are not expected to be on the lookout for reckless skiers and snowboarders barreling down the hill behind you. In fact, Colorado law presumes that the uphill skier or snowboarder is at fault in the event of a collision, as he or she is generally in the best position to prevent a crash.
If you were injured in a collision with another skier or snowboarder, you may be entitled to full financial compensation for all of your injury-related losses. This includes:
- Emergency transportation costs (ambulance or helicopter)
- Outstanding medical bills
- Future medical bills
- Prescription costs
- Loss of income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Other out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life (due to your inability to ski)
- Loss of society, companionship, services, support and consortium
In most cases, skiers’ losses are far greater than they realize. While the immediate costs of a traumatic injury can be substantial, it is often the future costs that make up the most-significant portion of injured skiers’ claims. With offices in Denver, we have decades of experience helping injured skiers recover just compensation. If you have been injured in a collision, we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation so that we can help you win the compensation you deserve.
Proving Your Right to Compensation After a Skiing Collision
As with all personal injury claims, recovering compensation after a skiing collision requires proof of someone else’s negligence. If ski patrol, ski area operators or resort employees filed a report about the accident, we can obtain a copy of this report to help prove your case. Eyewitness testimony, the nature and extent of your injuries, and even social media posts can help prove your claim as well; and, when we take your case, we will investigate all potential sources of evidence in order to maximize your claim for financial compensation.
It costs you nothing to learn about your rights, and we do not charge any fees or costs unless we win your case. In other words, you have nothing to lose by speaking with one of our experienced attorneys about your skiing collision. If you want to know what your claim is worth, contact us to speak with an attorney about your case today.
Speak With a Denver Ski Accident Attorney
To schedule your free consultation with a Denver personal injury attorney at Levine Law, please call (303) 333-8000 or contact us online. You can reach us 24/7, and if we are not available immediately we will respond as soon as possible.