Dover Skiing Accident Attorneys
Putting New England First Since 1987
Many people enjoy winter sports in New Hampshire, and skiing is a very
popular activity among residents and tourists alike. Ski areas often are
immune from liability for ski accidents, but many mountains that run ski
areas have to be able to maintain their premises in a safe manner where
snow and ice are an everyday circumstance. Ski lodges, ski repair shops,
and other shops at ski areas are often the source of people sustaining
injuries. If you’ve been hurt at a skiing area, you need an accident
attorney who can help you with these premises liability cases—you
need the team at Wyskiel, Boc, Tillinghast & Bolduc, P.A. Since 1987,
our Dover skiing accident attorneys and team have been fighting for the
rights of those who have been wrongly injured in accidents caused by negligence
and carelessness. We can put our experience to work for you.
Contact our team online or by phone at
(603) 709-4491 to schedule a free consultation, where you can speak directly with one
of our lawyers. Same-day appointments available.
What to Do After a Skiing Accident
There are different injuries you can sustain in a skiing accident, depending
on how the accident occurred and where you landed after being struck or
slipping and falling. Some of the most common skiing accident-related
injuries we’ve seen include head injuries, wrist fractures, shoulder
injuries, and ACL tears, all of which can be severe and require extensive
medical treatment and rehabilitation.
There are certain steps we recommend taking after a skiing accident to
provide for your own health and safety, as well as to set yourself up
for success if you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit against those
After an accident, make sure to:
Alert ski patrol: If you’ve been injured skiing, you should always contact the mountain’s
designated ski patrol to respond to the scene. The patrol may be able
to get you the medical attention you need if you’re unable to move.
Seek medical attention: The most important thing you can do after an accident is to get your injuries
diagnosed and treated. Even if you’re not feeling any pain, it’s
possible you still have injuries that may develop over the next few hours
or days. Make sure you hold onto your medical records and receipts as
important evidence you can use in your claim.
Document your accident: If possible, document as much of your accident as possible, from taking
photos of your injuries and the scene of the accident to gathering the
contact information of those who witnessed what happened. All of this
can help support your case.
Contact a skiing accident lawyer: Unsure of how to proceed in your case? All you have to do is call a lawyer
with demonstrated success in handling skiing accidents, like those at
our firm. We can investigate your case and negotiate on your behalf while
you focus on healing from your injuries and trauma.
Who Can Be Held Liable for Damages?
While it’s possible for other skiers to be responsible for your injuries
and damages if you two collided in an accident, many cases fall under
premises liability because oftentimes property managers and owners are
responsible for creating dangerous conditions in ski areas or on mountains.
Some common types of at-fault parties in skiing accidents include ski schools
and ski resorts. If you were injured in a ski lesson and you can prove
your ski instructor should have prevented your accident, for example,
you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the ski school.
If your ski resort didn’t fix a dangerous condition on their property
or failed to maintain their trails or lifts, they may be liable.
Why Hire a Lawyer?
Ski area owners always need to make sure that they are maintaining their
premises as safely as possible. Unfortunately, with the advent of snow
and ice, it is inevitable that people will slip and fall. The ski area
management has a responsibility to provide a safe place for people going
in and out of their various buildings, so you will need an attorney who
can represent you on accidents that occur at ski places understanding
those particular difficulties. Slip and fall accidents are common at ski
areas and the injuries that someone can sustain in a slip and fall accident
can include whiplash, broken bones, concussion, and a variety of other injuries.
Oftentimes, ski areas have different sorts of amusements both during the
ski season and off season. Injuries can occur in these various types of
rides or attractions, and they require an experienced skiing accident
attorney to review the difficult liability questions that sometimes arise
out of such injuries. If you have been hurt at a ski area, you will want
a lawyer who can understand the impact and nature of the injury and assist
you when a ski area or ski area operator has been negligent.
Need help recovering damages like medical bills and lost wages? Call our
Dover skiing accident lawyers today to schedule a free consultation at