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Skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling are some of the most popular winter activities for residents and visitors here in Colorado. The large number of world-class ski resorts brings an influx of people from all over the world to ski in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Just like with every physical activity there is a risk of injury to yourself and others on the mountain. These injuries can range from minor scrapes to serious damage to bones and sometimes far worse. If this is something that you have suffered from, continue reading to see how ski accident lawyers like ours can help.

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You don’t have to do it alone

A ski accident has the potential to cause a very stressful time in anyone’s life, depending on the severity. When a person has been involved in a ski accident it can be a very scary and confusing situation. The help of an experienced ski accident attorney who is well versed in handling ski, snowboarding, and snowmobiling cases can relieve some of the stress from your life and begin to give you peace of mind during the case. At McDivitt Law Firm our attorneys are dedicated to helping our clients navigate through the process with understanding all while fighting for their rights.

Why choose us?

If you’ve been injured due to the fault of another skier or the negligence of the ski area operator, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, physical rehabilitation, and other losses resulting from the injury.

The attorneys at McDivitt Law Firm have experience effectively handling ski, snowboard, and snowmobile accident cases and have a proven track record of achieving successful results for our clients.

If you have been injured on the ski slopes, call us right away and we can discuss your potential options for your case.

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Common types of ski, snowboard, and snowmobile accidents

Ski, snowboard, and snowmobile accidents can occur even to the most experienced on the slopes and can occur due to a wide variety of factors, often out of your control. Some of the most common types of crashes occur due to:

  • Collisions with others in crowed areas or intersections.
  • Loss of control due to steep slopes or excessive speed.
  • Unmarked obstacles such as rocks, ice, or trees.
  • Reckless behavior and inexperience on the slopes.
  • Negligence of operating machinery.

While there are great resources to help prevent a ski accident or injury, accidents do still happen. Our ski accident lawyers at McDivitt Law are always prepared to step in and help you when these accidents do happen, call us today to discuss your potential case.

Steps to take after a ski, snowboard, or snowmobile accident

When embarking on a day out on the slopes no one expects to get injured while skiing, snowboarding or snowmobiling, however it is important to be prepared and educated on what to do in case an accident does occur.

Here are some important steps to take if you are involved in a ski, snowboarding, or snowmobiling accident:

  • Make sure that you are clearly visible to the rest of the people on the mountain.
  • Get the information about the other party involved in the collision.
  • Contact ski patrol.
  • Seek appropriate medical attention.
  • Consult with a ski accident attorney to determine the best course of action for your situation.

Taking these steps can help to empower you and our ski accident lawyers to advocate effectively for your rights and secure the compensation that you deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some common injuries in a ski accident?

Concussion, broken bones mainly the arms and legs, ACL/MCL/PCL tears, back injuries, etc.

In the state of Colorado injuries in a ski or snowboard accident are covered through the homeowners or renter’s insurance of the person at fault. The costs are covered under the Personal Liability limit.

The “Ski Safety Act” contains the set of laws governing ski accidents.

Depending on the situation, it could be many different parties at fault. In most instances it is another skier who is operating in a very reckless manner. In other instances, the ski area operator can be at fault for injuries occurring because of negligence on their part in maintaining the lifts or runs. 

The phone call and initial consultation with our ski accident lawyers are free of charge, and if we are able to take your case, you won’t pay any fee until we get money for you. At that time, our fee is a percentage of your total settlement. Statistically, the net amount of the money you receive out of your settlement (your share) will nearly always be more than you would receive if you do not have an attorney (on average, three times more).

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It’s hard to negotiate fair terms with an insurance company if you are dealing with them by yourself. They have abundant resources and large legal teams on staff. We offer a free consultation that will help you understand your rights and options without obligating you to work with us any further.

With offices in Downtown Colorado Springs, Denver, and Pueblo, our ski and snowboard accident attorneys are ready to assist you in a moment’s notice.