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Colorado Ski / Snowboarding Accident – Denver Personal Injury Attorneys

Ski Snowboarding Accident - Denver Injury Attorney - Burg Simpson

Few things are as characteristically Colorado as winter sports. The Centennial State is North America’s most popular skiing destination, hosting roughly 20 percent of the country’s ski traffic ever year. That traffic generates nearly $5 billion in economic activity, while supporting roughly 46,000 jobs. If you’ve been hurt in a collision on Colorado’s slopes, contact our Colorado personal injury attorneys at Burg Simpson for help as soon as you can.

Clearly, skiing and snowboarding remain incredibly popular recreational pastimes, especially in Colorado and throughout the Rocky Mountain region, with residents known for their love of the outdoors. Even though snowboarding numbers have fallen a bit since their 2011-2012 peak, it’s still a very popular cold weather pastime, especially for younger tourists. Skiing, however, is more popular than ever, with sales and participation both up nearly 20 percent over the last decade.

While there are plenty of beginner skiers and boarders sharing the slopes with more experienced  skiers and snowboarders, the average age of accident victims has risen in line with the average age of the skiers and boarders themselves. In fact, most fatalities strike the same age group that engages in high-risk behavior everywhere else: men between their late teens to late 30s.

Skiing injuries can be devastating, and even deadly, for victims. Each year a few dozen skiers and snowboarders lose their lives on Colorado’s mountains. While snowboarding deaths continue to creep up, skiing deaths have actually leveled off over the past few years. Burg Simpson’s injury attorneys are committed to helping skiing and snowboarding victims, as well as their families. Reach out to Burg Simpson today by calling 303-792-5595 or by filling out our Free Case Evaluation form now if you have been hurt in one of these horrible accidents.

Skiing and snowboarding both look a lot easier than they are. They are sports, after all, and require proper conditioning, equipment, and care. While skiers are at greater risk of knee injuries, snowboarders are much more likely to hurt their upper body. Both activities, of course, share a host of injury risks:

  • Knee injuries, such as ACL/PCL tears, and meniscus injuries.
  • Neck and shoulder injuries, such as fractures, torn rotators cuffs, shoulder dislocations and separations, whip lash, and neck strain.
  • Hand injuries, including skier’s thumb, sprained wrists, broker fingers, and tendinitis in the wrist.
  • Back injuries, which can include muscles strains, lower back pain, and herniated disks.
  • Frost bit and hypothermia are also obvious risks after spending so much time out in the cold.
  • Concussions.
  • Wrongful death.

If you’ve been injured in a ski accident, call a Colorado personal injury lawyer for help today at 303-792-5595. Your consultation comes with no commitment and no cost to you.

Parties that could be held responsible for these sorts of accidents may include:

  • The ski resort.
  • Ski resort employees.
  • Other skiers.
  • Equipment manufacturers, maintenance companies, and operators.

Burg Simpson has successfully represented ski and snowboarding accident victims in Colorado and across the country. We’re well-versed in the intricacies of the Colorado Ski Safety Act and know what it takes to recover damages for victims. If you or someone you care about has been injured in a skiing accident, you need to retain an experienced ski injury lawyer as soon as possible after the accident to help gather evidence and initiate any necessary legal proceedings quickly. Call Burg Simpson today at 303-792-5595.

How do I determine who is responsible for skiing injuries?
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, the ski resort, equipment manufacturers or owners, other skiers, or someone else might be responsible for your ski accident injuries. However, you need to be aware that – in most instances – the Colorado Skier Safety Act do what they can to protect the resorts and other businesses in the skiing industry. For that reason, it’s important that you choose a Colorado personal injury attorney who has experience in this area of law and has successfully represented ski accident victims.

What kind of damages can I recover?
This can depend on your individual case. You might be able to recover direct medical costs, ongoing care expenses, lost wages, loss of future income, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages, as applicable.

What are “inherent risks?”
Inherent risks are those the law declares that individuals take when they decide to engage in certain activities traditionally accepted as dangerous, such as skiing or snowboarding. Ski area operators can’t be held responsible for every injury that occurs on their slopes, because the nature of the sport is that certain types of injury simply might be unavoidable.

However, in many cases, injuries aren’t a result of these inherent risks, but caused by someone’s negligence. This would include cases in which the ski areas are improperly marked or patrolled, where standard safety equipment is nonexistent or poorly maintained, and cases in which another party is skiing in an obviously reckless manner.

Burg Simpson has over 4 decades of experience and a track record of success when it comes to fighting for the rights of those hurt on Colorado ski slopes. Ski resort operators have deep pockets and dozens of lawyers working to protect them. The biggest mistake you can make is to try to handle a case like this on your own. Call Burg Simpson today at 303-792-5595 so we can help. It costs nothing to talk to Denver personal injury lawyer, so fill out our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM before it’s too late.

 December 18, 2018

David P. Hersh Recognized by the American Society of Legal Advocates for 2019

David P. Hersh, a named shareholder at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, has been recognized by the American Society of Legal Advocates as a Top 100 Lawyer for the 6th year in a row. This organization is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers in practice today who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community… Read more »

 December 17, 2018

Communities are Made Great by Those Who Give

  As a national litigation law firm, Burg Simpson recognizes that communities are made great by those who give. Our ingrained culture of service and our passionate desire to make a difference in the lives of others in our communities is the essence of our firm,and the philosophy of our lawyers and legal professionals nation-wide. In… Read more »

Washington Capitol Building

 December 12, 2018

Letter Urging Senate to Defend Democracy Co-Signed by Former Senator Al Simpson

A week after giving his moving eulogy at late President George H.W. Bush’s wake, former Republican Senator Alan K. Simpson joined with forty-three other former Senators across party lines in publishing a letter to the Washington Post. This co-signed letter urges the current Senate to embrace a bipartisan defense of democracy and constitutional values as… Read more »

 December 6, 2018

Retired Firefighters Get Burned When Health Care Benefits are Terminated

Attorney Brian Matise at Burg Simpson handles complex civil litigation cases, and he has taken the lead on the West Metro Case. This case involves the distribution of more  than $1.8 million in funds that remained in a trust that was committed to fund health insurance benefits for 73 retired firefighters and their dependents. These… Read more »

Cedar Ridge Apartments Explosion – Personal Injury Lawyers – Denver Burg Simpson

 August 29, 2018

Gas Company Found Responsible for Cedar Ridge Apartments Explosion

The news seems to be filled with stories of gas explosions. Whether it’s in a residential area, such as the one in a Denver neighborhood that blew a hole through a multi-family residence, or the one at a gas collection facility in Grand County, Colorado, that injured two workers in July, these preventable tragedies appear… Read more »

Sterilization Breach – Personal Injury Attorney – Denver Burg Simpson

 August 20, 2018

Sterilization Breaches Put Patient Lives at Risk

Odds are, if you’re at the doctor’s office or the waiting room at the dentist, it’s because you don’t feel well. You’re there because you want to feel better, and you have faith that these trained professionals can help with that. So, it can be particularly devastating when these places of healing end up making… Read more »

Natural Gas Explosion – Personal Injury Lawyer – Burg Simpson Denver

 August 17, 2018

Natural Gas Explosion Injures Several in Denver

An explosion shattered an otherwise typical, late summer afternoon in Denver earlier this week. A natural gas line burst in the historic Baker neighborhood, blasting a hole through a multi-family residential unit. The explosion left nine people injured – one of them critically. One fire department official told the Denver Post that it was the… Read more »

Kids Safe – Colorado Personal Injury Attorney – Burg Simpson

 August 8, 2018

Keep Your Kids Safe This Summer Season

It’s as surprising as it is scary, but three out of four parents mistakenly think their child’s in the correct size or kind of car seat, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Considering that motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of child deaths, it’s an issue worth addressing. Nearly 650 people… Read more »

Good Lawyers. Changing Lives. – Supporting Communities with Burg Simpson

 November 5, 2018

Good Lawyers. Changing Lives. – Supporting Communities with Burg Simpson

All attorneys at Burg Simpson strive to make our motto more than just words. Both in and out of the courtroom, our attorneys work to support local and national communities by protecting their rights and to making certain that crisis recovery and educational opportunities are available to all. In this video, Burg Simpson shareholder and… Read more »

Massachusetts Gas Explosion – Holding Corporations Accountable

 November 2, 2018

Massachusetts Gas Explosion – Holding Corporations Accountable

The negligence of Columbia Gas caused the massive gas explosions  in Andover, Lawrence and North Andover, MA. After the gas explosions, more than 2,000 people found themselves displaced, and their towns resembled a war zone. These gas explosions could have easily been avoided. Columbia Gas had been warned twice over the last decade that an explosion was… Read more »

Attorney Tom Henderson explains why the Durango 416 Fire aims to hold the Durango-Silverton Railroad accountable.

 November 2, 2018

Seeking Justice for Victims of the Durango 416 Fire

Colorado’s Durango 416 Fire was caused by the Durango-Silverton Railroad’s coal-burning train on June 1, 2018. The blaze has been reported to be the state’s sixth largest forest fire in history, and the fire destroyed homes and businesses in Durango and the surrounding area. Burg Simpson is now representing those affected by the 416 Fire… Read more »

Consumers Must Beware of Body Brokers

 November 2, 2018

Consumers Must Beware of Body Brokers

Body brokers are relatively unchecked and under-regulated by state and federal agencies.  Across the United States, mortuaries and hospices are committing fraud by allowing body brokers to convince families who have lost their loved ones to donate the body “for medical research.” But instead of being donated, the body ends up being dismembered and then… Read more »

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