Skiing is a great recreational sport that many people in Colorado enjoy. It is also an activity that people plan their whole vacations around. Unfortunately nearly 100,000 people are injured in skiing and snowboarding accidents every year in the United States. If you have been injured in a Colorado ski accident, whether it was a fall from a ski lift or a collision with another skier, you need to be aware of the laws that govern these types of cases.
Your ability to recover compensation in a skiing accident will depend on the details of your case and what is covered under the Colorado Ski Safety Act. You will need to show that there was a violation of this law and that you were injured. Skiers must adhere to the provisions established by the Ski Safety Act. There are also other factors that may come in to play, such as the regulations set by the Colorado Tram Way Safety Board. For example, ski area operators have to ensure that their lifts comply with the regulations set by the Board.
If you are able to pursue a claim for your ski injuries, you could be entitled to monetary damages. Compensation in a ski accident case may include lost wages, lost earning capacity, medical bills, pain and suffering and emotional distress. Colorado does place a limitation on the amount of pain and suffering damages that a person can collect, as well as a cap on the amount of damages that can be recovered from a ski area operator.
It is important to work with a Routt County Colorado accident attorney who understands the laws governing ski accidents. Attorney Alvin Wolff is a knowledgeable accident lawyer with over 30 years of experience representing injured victims. Contact the Law Offices of Alvin Wolff Jr. today at (314) 241-2500 or toll free (877) 241-1020 for advice regarding your Routt County ski accident case.