Ski / Snowboard Accidents
Michigan Ski Accidents & Michigan Snowboarding Accidents
Popular winter action sports like skiing and snowboarding add an extra element of danger to a snowy and icy environment.
Inside the Ski Area Safety Act of 1962
Get the facts: Michigan’s Ski Area Safety Act of 1962 is the oldest ski safety act in the United States, but it also includes the weakest mandates for skier safety.
Whether freestyle skiing, downhill skiing, or snowboarding, safety precautions are necessary. But even the most diligent, careful, and experienced winter sports enthusiast can suffer injury due to someone else’s recklessness or a negligent facility. The cause and effect of ski accidents on the slopes will always be taken into account to assess fault and claim potential.
The Serious Nature of Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries
Skiing and snowboarding injuries can range from mild to life-threatening. Some injuries can even be fatal. The most common side effects of skiing and snowboarding are leg fractures, knee injuries, wrist fractures, whiplash, and joint sprains. The most serious accidents can cause traumatic brain injuries, brain bleeds, spinal cord injuries, and even comas and cardiac arrest.
Ski Accidents: Whose Fault Is It?
The most common accidents are due to the neglect and failure of equipment (rented or owned), skier collisions (with other skiers or even trees), poor ski area maintenance, and ski lift accidents. Inactive snow combing or grooming as well as improper management of a facility can also lead to skiing or snowboarding accidents.
Receiving Compensation for Your Skiing or Snowboarding Personal Injury Claim
If you or a loved one was injured in a skiing or snowboarding accident, contact Femminineo Law immediately for a no-cost consultation of your case.
You are entitled to seek maximum compensation for your suffering, whether you have personally suffered a physical injury or lost a loved one due to wrongful death. David C. Femminineo’s personal injury experience has resulted in substantial settlements for his clients.