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Skiing Accidents at Deer Valley

Have you been hurt in an accident at Deer Valley? We can help!

Utah has some of the best skiing resorts in the world, just like Deer Valley. Skiing is exhilarating, but also dangerous. Accidents happen and if they do, we at Christensen and Hymas want you to be prepared and taken care of.

Common Causes For Injury

  • Faulty or poorly maintained equipment
  • Ski lift accidents
  • Collisions with other skiers
  • Collisions with barriers, trees, signs, etc.

Inherent Risks

Because skiing can be dangerous, Utah passed the Inherent Risk of Skiing act, protecting Deer Valley from liability when it comes to the understandable risks that skiing presents. The Skiing Act protects resorts if you happen to get hurt under regular circumstances, or individual accidents. For example, if you fall and break your arm on the slopes. The nature of the sport can result in these types of injures, along with others like: whiplash, knee injuries and broken bones. It is these “inherent” and known risks that Deer Valley is legally is protected from.

Negligence – A Key Word in Your Case

Skiing as exciting as it is, is dangerous. As stated above, resorts are protected from some liability through the Inherent Risk of Skiing act. But not all accidents occur under regular circumstances. Both Deer Valley and other skiers have a responsibility to make the experience as safe and enjoyable as possible. And if you get hurt because they fail to do so, you may have a case. Therefore, skiing personal injury cases are always based on the principle of negligence or determining who is the “at fault” party. This means that if you were injured because of someone else’s carelessness you have a case. These accidents can include:

  • Colliding with another skier because they were behaving recklessly.
  • Being injured on a ski-lift because of improper or insufficient maintenance.
  • Colliding with terrain because of improper markings and insufficient maintenance.

You may also have a case if your gear is faulty and caused an accident. If this does happen then you may be eligible for defective product compensation from the company that manufactured it.

Compensation

Skiing accidents can result in severe injury, ranging from a broken leg to brain damage and paralysis. If we discover that someone was at fault for your accident while skiing, you may be eligible for economic and non-economic compensation. Injuries are accompanied by medical bills, loss of pay and usually emotional damage. Your personal injury case would aim to compensate you for all of this.

If you have been in a skiing accident, please contact us today. We will fight for your case and get you the help you need.