Winter brings snow and cold temperatures, which signals the time for cold-weather activities like skiing, sledding, snowboarding and tubing. Whether you are hitting the slopes at a ski resort or heading over to your local sledding hill, keep in mind the serious risks and dangers associated with winter sports and activities.
Many injuries occur on neighborhood sledding hills at private homes or local parks. Common injuries associated with sledding accidents include fractured bones and serious head injuries, including concussions and traumatic brain injuries. In some cases, injuries result in fatalities.
Accidents also occur at ski resorts, which can be due to negligence. If a tubing or sledding trail was not safely made or maintained and causes a rider to get injured, the ski resort may be liable for the rider’s injuries. Ski lift and skier collision accidents, as well as skiers who crash into trees, are also common at resorts. For snowboarders, upper body injuries to the wrist, head/face and shoulder are most common. If the owner or operator of the resort failed to properly protect skiers, they can be liable for those injuries.
If you or your loved one is involved in a skiing, sledding, snowboarding or tubing accident, you need an experienced personal injury attorney to review your case. For more than 20 years, our team has helped personal injury victims get the compensation they deserve. Call Dixon Law Office today and let us help you, too. Call toll free at (888) 354-9880 or click here for a free consultation.