New Jerseyans who enjoy winter activities can easily access various ski resorts in their home state, such as Mountain Ridge. Though this is generally fun for all, the truth is, there are times where careless ski resort patrons or staff cause an injury. If you have been injured, you are most likely now seeking compensation to help with your recovery. We are here to help–all you have to do is read on and reach out to our experienced New Jersey premises liability attorneys to learn more about what we can do for you.
How do ski resort accidents happen?
There are several potential causes of ski resort accidents, though oftentimes, negligence is the root cause. For example, skiers can be injured due to negligent snowboarders or skiers barreling into them, or in some cases, they may even indirectly sustain an injury due to an instructor’s careless advice or lessons. In other cases, these injuries have more to do with the actual maintenance of the grounds, including chair lift malfunctions, hazardous fixed objects on the mountain, failure to ensure that snow and ice are removed from everywhere except the hill, such as walkways and parking lots.
What are some of the most frequently-sustained injuries in ski resort accidents?
Generally, we tend to see a vast amount of head and spine injuries, however, people sustain various other injuries in these accidents, including lower leg fractures, ankle sprains, and broken bones, to name a few.
How do I recover financial compensation after a ski resort accident?
As with any personal injury claim, the key is to prove negligence. Unfortunately, satisfying the burden of proof is not always easy, and it requires individuals to hire attorneys who can prove that you were injured due to a poorly designed or maintained mountain, or a negligent member of ski resort staff. Fortunately, our firm is here to tirelessly work to recover the evidence you need to prove your personal injury claim, including surveillance footage of the accident, witness statements corroborating your claim, medical documents, and more.
Additionally, you should note that individuals only have a certain amount of time to file these claims–this is known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations in New York State is three years, so people have three years from the day of their accident to take legal action. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process as soon as possible.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.