There are many different ski resorts in the state of New Jersey for skiers and snowboarders to go for some fun. While this is supposed to be an exciting activity, it can also be dangerous. This may be if the premises is not properly taken care of by those who own and run the resort. In the event that a skiing accident happens due to the negligence of another party, injured parties may wish to pursue legal action in order to recover compensation for their suffering. During this time, it is important to retain the services of an experienced New Jersey personal injury for assistance with the case.
Common Causes of Ski Accidents
A ski accident may happen at a resort for a variety of reasons. If the owners and staff of the resort do not take care of the property, the conditions can become dangerous and threaten the safety of those who come to enjoy themselves. Examples of dangerous conditions can include chair lift malfunctions, defective ski equipment provided by the resort, collisions with misplaced objects, icy conditions off of the mountain, and more. Accidents can also happen because of another negligent skier or snowboarder if they are not paying attention and collide with another person. Ski instructors can be negligent if they are careless or give poor advice during their lessons.
Common Ski Accident Injuries
Some of the most common injuries that can happen at a ski resort can include the following:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Leg fractures
- Knee injuries
- Broken bones
How Can I Recover Compensation?
When an injured party wants to pursue legal action after a ski resort accident, they must file a personal injury claim. In doing so, they are required to prove that the other party was negligent, directly causing the injuries they sustained. This can be done with evidence that shows the resort was not properly taken care of, designed, or marked. Evidence that can be helpful in court can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard, witness testimony, and more. When pursuing legal action for negligence it is important to remember the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the accident.
Contact our Firm
If you have been injured as a result of a defective product and wish to speak with an attorney, contact the Law Office of Christopher T. Howell, Esq. today.