Financial Recovery for Injuries Suffered in Skiing Accidents
Twin Cities Ski Injury Lawyers
Long winters do little to deter the recreational spirit of Minnesota, and Wisconsin residents. Embracing the cold and snow, skiers and snowboarders of all ages take to the slopes for both fun and exercise. Unfortunately, some of these people come home with serious, life-altering injuries.
Most public ski and winter sport areas enjoy some degree of liability protection. By purchasing a lift ticket, you agree that you are assuming a certain level of risk. However, if you suffer injury not because of your own actions but because of the negligence or recklessness of another, you may be able to seek financial recovery.
At Johnston | Martineau, P.L.L.P., our personal injury attorneys represent skiers and snowboarders struck by out-of-control skiers on the slopes. They also represent cross country skiers who suffer broken bones, brain damage or other serious injuries after being hit by snowmobilers who are improperly using cross country trails.
Don’t assume you have no option for repayment of your medical bills. Our firm has successfully handled countless skiing accident cases. Let us review your situation. Contact our Minneapolis office to schedule a free initial consultation. Call (651) ANY.TIME (651) 269.8463.
Skiing Accidents and Liability
When accidents occur between parties on a ski slope, the “rules of the slope” often determine liability. The person lower on the hill has the “right of way” in that there is little they can do to avoid a collision. It is the responsibility of the person higher on the hill, however, to maintain control of themselves and to avoid hitting those below.
In the case of child skiers, it is the responsibility of the parent to maintain a reasonable degree of control over their child and to prevent them from endangering themselves or others on slopes that are beyond their ability.
Our firm has successfully represented clients in personal injury suits involving skiing accidents. For example, one of our clients was struck from behind by a child on a school ski trip. As a result of the impact, she suffered broken bones and required reconstructive knee surgery. After retaining the services of Christopher Martineau, the homeowners’ insurance policy of the skier’s parents paid to resolve the claim for medical expenses, wage loss and other damages.
Trust Johnston | Martineau, P.L.L.P. to secure the compensation to which you are entitled after a sports or recreational injury at a ski resort or trail in Minnesota or Wisconsin. Contact our Twin Cities law office to schedule a free initial consultation. We are available by phone or email 24/7 and respond to messages within 24 hours. Call (651) ANY.TIME (651) 269.8463.