Skiing Accidents

Dover Skiing Accident Attorneys

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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 responsible.

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 (603) 709-4491.

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