Snowboarding season is upon us, and its time to hit the slopes. Ski resorts are busier than ever thanks to some heavy snowfall blanketing California’s mountains this year. Unfortunately, snowboarding accidents are bound to happen with attendance skyrocketing the way it is.
You may be able to pursue compensation for your medical expenses and other damages if another snowboarder on the slopes hurts you. Get the facts on proving negligence and where to turn for help.
Everyone who participates in snow sports takes a degree of risk. However, reckless and irresponsible snowboarders can cause serious injuries. You may have a case if someone ran into your or cut you off and caused injury. The first step in any personal injury claim is proving negligence.
An important guideline called the Skier Responsibility Code was created to help keep you safe. It was developed out of respect and common sense on the slopes. A negligent snowboarder’s actions may have to fall outside the guidelines below for you to pursue a claim:
The following steps can help you strengthen your snowboarding injury claim:
A snowboarding accident can be pursued similarly to a car accident claim. However, you would pursue your snowboarding injury claim with the negligent person’s homeowners insurance instead of the auto insurance. It is vital to obtain the negligent party’s contact information after the accident for this reason.
You will not be able to open a claim with your homeowner’s insurance policy if the negligent snowboarder does not have insurance. Speak to an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you determine what your next steps should be.
At Bergener Mirejovsky, we understand that even minor snowboarding injuries can rack up costly medical expenses. No injury or claim is too small for us. Your case is our cause, not just another day at the office. Our skilled personal injury attorneys are here to assist you after your snowboarding accident. Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-881-2021 for a free consultation.