Winter Sports Injuries
Everyone knows that winter sports – or most sports for that matter – are inherently dangerous. Gravity, snow, and ice make them so.
You understand that and take every precaution you can, participate responsibly and carefully. Sometimes, though, despite your best efforts, you get hurt. Skill is not always enough, especially when others have created conditions that could harm you.
Sometimes injuries that would otherwise have been entirely avoidable are due to a ski resort’s negligence. Sometimes a serious accident is caused by the rashness and negligence of another skier or snowboarder.
Some states have laws that protect ski resorts from accidents that would be considered to have occurred due to the inherent risks affiliated with skiing or snowboarding. However, that inherent risk does not include negligent acts by the ski resort or its employees. Things such as bumpers on trail signs or ski lifts; malfunctioning equipment like chairlifts; improperly operated machinery; or obstacles placed on the slopes without notice.
If another skier or snowboarder acts negligently or recklessly and injures you, you are entitled to damages just as if you had been in a car accident. Damages may include the reasonable value of your medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering associated with the accident and your recovery.
If you are injured at a ski resort while skiing and that injury was caused by the negligence of the resort or the negligence of another skier, contact us as soon as possible.
Even more so than a car accident, time is of the essence in collecting evidence, talking to witnesses, surveying the scene – it will all change with a new snowfall or thaw.
Forrest McPadden has experience representing clients who have been injured while participating in winter sports.
Please call us as soon as possible and help us help you.
Please do not wait to contact us. The minute a serious injury or wrongful death occurs the ‘legal clock’ begins to tick down. There are many other practical considerations in preceding as quickly as possible in pursuing a case.
Call us, let’s talk about what you need.
Forrest McPadden does not accept every potential client that comes to us. We have a rigorous (for us) selection procedure when assessing new cases.
There’s a simple reason for this . . . it’s because, once we accept a client, we’re in it together. That is not a motto, it’s how we work and in our experience it’s conducive to the best possible results.
If we take your case, I becomes we and we move through it. Together. Every step of the way.
There will be ups and downs, there will be times when you, the client, will be asked to undergo a medical exam, or a deposition, or a dozen other things, many of them not particularly pleasant. We will be there with you.
There will be periods of time when it seems like nothing is going on with your case and we’re just waiting for a court date or document delivery, or . . . but we’ll still be talking.
You don’t cease to exist to us just because nothing imminent is happening with your case. We know you – of course – are still dealing with the reason we’re working so hard together, whatever it may be, physical and/or emotional.
We understand. We will be there for you.
We have successfully pursued cases that involved serious injury or wrongful death due to medical malpractice, faulty products, distracted driving, crimes, and almost anything you can think of where people have been harmed or killed due to the actions, failure to act, malpractice, or negligence of others.
When the responsible party isn’t willing to come forward with a just award, we will do what it takes to get what’s fair for you.
If you or a family member have been harmed, or a loved one has died call us, tell us what happened and together we’ll explore your options.
Forrest McPadden’s approach is very much a client-centric approach. If we take your case, we will immediately begin to assess your health, finances, goals, and spirations before and after the incident while outlining a route to mental, physical emotional and/or financial recovery.
We have a very well-earned reputation with the defense bar and the courts for fair dealing and up-front, skillful negotiations. We will make every effort to employ our exceptional negotiation skills to achieve a fair settlement from the responsible parties and their insurance companies.
We do this while preparing for trial. Because we never know when an opposing party may be unaccountably intransigent. When that happens, we’ll be ready for trial.
In the meantime, Forrest McPadden will use our far-reaching connections to put together a ‘dream team’ – doctors, nurses, experts, other lawyers when needed. We very much believe in a team approach . . . which has the additional value of bringing even greater support to our clients.
When it comes to trial, we are fearless.
We would much rather work things out with the defendants, but we will always be ready to move forward with litigation when forced to.