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Skiing Accident Claims

Snowboarding and skiing are some of the most common recreational pastimes that are enjoyed by people of all age groups and this is especially common in the Rocky mountain region and Colorado. There are also various novice skiers who are now stepping into the mountains to share the challenging slopes that offer a thrilling and exciting experience. Unfortunately, this is a dangerous sport and increase in number of skiers would also imply that the number of holiday accidents because of skiing will also rise. When these skiing accidents occur due to the mistake of any other party, victim has all the rights to ask for skiing accident claims from the party at fault. This normally occurs due to the negligence of the resort to display the warning signs at the risky places, failure to maintain or monitor adequate equipments and conditions and also due to inadequate lifts or design runs.

There are mainly six kinds of skiing accident cases:

  • Collision cases – This involves colliding of two skiers while skiing and thereby suing one another.
  • Ski lift cases – This refers to accidents that occur because of the mistake of the lift attendant in unloading or loading the ski lift leading to the injury to a skier. These are also the cases when the injury to the skier is caused due to unsafe operation, manufacture, and maintenance of the lift.
  • Fall cases – In this case, skier generally falls from a mountain and gets injured because of improperly marked, designed or maintained slope.
  • Instructor cases – This refers to the case when injury to the skier is caused because of negligence on the part of the instructor. For instance, an instructor may collide into the student while skiing.
  • Vehicle cases – These are the cases in which a snow cat, snowmobile or any other vehicle imbalances the skier and takes him downward on a slope or any nearby area thereby injuring the skier.
  • Equipment cases – These cases causes injury to the skier due to malfunctioning of the skiing equipments.

In any of these mentioned situations, skiing accident claims can be asked for. Some common and the serious injuries that are suffered while skiing are paraplegia, back injuries, quadriplegia, brain injury, head trauma, and spinal cord injuries. There has been an amendment in laws that relate to skiing injuries, so one can simply look forward to a legal claim for their right rather than paying a heavy price for holiday accidents, in all aspects including physically, mentally and financially. Consulting an experienced personal injury lawyer is the best option.

Accident at work
Mr G is a fitness instructor, using military style training techniques. His employers insisted that he cover 4 lessons per day covering at least 14 miles whilst carrying army packs and wearing marching boots. As a result of his excessive workload he suffered an injury to his hip which required surgery and prevented him from participating in contact sports.Within a year of being instructed Cooks settled his claim for £11,500. Mr G commented:
"an extremely professional service, who utilized every avenue to enhance my claim. Thank you very much"
Mr G from North Yorks