John R. Fuller P.C.

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Denver, CO 80206

(303) 597-4500

While winter weather conditions may wreak havoc on the roads in Colorado, they are wonderful on the slopes. Skiing and snowboarding are popular winter sports that bring travelers from all over the world to Colorado’s slopes and mountain peaks. Yet this fun can come with a devastating price. Ski accidents can lead to serious and even fatal injuries. When a ski company or resort’s negligence causes those accidents, you may be able to file a claim against the responsible parties.

What are Common Ski Accident Injuries? Ski accident injuries range from mild sprains and soft tissue injuries to more serious traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. The most common types of injuries include:

  • Sprains and muscle strains

  • ACL/MCL injuries

  • Back injuries

  • Spinal cord injuries

  • Traumatic brain injuries

  • Concussions

  • Broken bones

  • Disfigurement

  • Lacerations

  • And more

What Types of Ski Accidents Occur Most Frequently? There are many ways you can injure yourself on the slopes, but the most common types of ski accidents include:

  • Collisions with other skiers and snowboarders

  • Collisions with trees, signs, or other barriers

  • Chair lift accidents

  • Ski instructor accidents

  • Ski equipment failure

  • Improperly marked dangers on slopes

  • And more

When you go skiing or snowboarding you assume a certain amount of risk. If your injuries are due to your own negligence, then there is little a Colorado personal injury lawyer can do to help you file a claim. If your injuries are due to a ski instructor’s negligence, another skier’s negligence, or a ski company’s negligence, then your Colorado injury lawyer can help you file a claim to recover compensation for your injuries. In addition, skiing manufacturers can be to blame if your ski or snowboard was defective and this led to serious injuries.

Reckless skiers, chair lift accidents, improperly marked or maintained trails, and defective ski equipment are some of the most common ways you can be injured on the slopes by another person or company’s negligence. Yet many people are unaware of their legal rights after they are injured in a skiing or snowboarding accident. As a result, they may not realize that they are entitled to compensation they rightly deserve—and need to fully recover.

Contact a Denver Personal Injury Attorney Today!

john-fuller-personal-injury-attorneyWe are available 24/7, and routinely handle personal injury cases across Colorado. We represent Colorado residents as well as clients injured while visiting our state. Discuss your case with personal injury attorney John R. Fuller now by scheduling a free initial consultation. Call (303) 597-4500.

2619667_lowWhen walking at night it is always important to be hyper aware of other vehicles on the road. Many times you may see a car before they see you. 9News reported that a man crossing a dark street was struck and killed in Grand Junction. The police report from the Colorado State Patrol stated the man was hit by a man driving a Chevrolet Uplander van eastbound on Broadway. The driver of the van was headed toward Greenwood Drive when he struck the older gentleman. The pedestrian was crossing Broadway when the incident occured. The area where the man was hit was a designated crossing area but it was not a lit crosswalk which is why the van driver was unable to spot the man in the street. The 73-year-old driver of the van remained on scene. The accident is still under investigation. It is yet to be determined if the driver of the van will face any charges. Both the driver and the victim are from Grand Junction and were familiar with the area. Have you lost a loved one in a car-pedestrian accident caused by a drivers negligent behavior? Contact a Denver pedestrian accident attorney. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that in 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed when involved in car collisions. The NHTSA also reported that an estimated 70,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic crashes involving a motor vehicle and pedestrian. This is a serious issue in Colorado. Many of our states citizens enjoy being outside and enjoying the nature around. A pedestrian is defined as a person involved in a motor vehicle accident that is walking, jogging, riding a bike, laying down, hiking, etc. when they are hit. This creates a lot of concern. When citizens are enjoying outdoor activities such as bike rides they are exposed to the elements that makes them very vulnerable to serious injury if in a car-pedestrian collision. The NHTSA reported that over 70% of pedestrian fatalities occur in an urban setting. Nearly 80% of pedestrian fatalities have occurred at non-intersections of streets versus at marked intersections. Almost of crossing streets. Almost 90% of pedestrian fatalities occur during clear/cloudy weather days, and almost 70% of pedestrian fatalities have occurred at nighttime. Looking at these statistics this makes sense. For example when it is nice out more people are outside enjoying the weather. It is important to always pay attention when a pedestrian. john-fuller-personal-injury-attorneyIf you lost a loved one recently in a vehicle accident it is important to know that seeking an attorney could help you and your family recover financial compensation for your loss. However, before contacting a Denver pedestrian accident attorney it is important to remember that no amount of money will bring back your loved one. Denver pedestrian accident attorney John Fuller understands that loosing a loved one can very hard on a family. He would be happy to have the opportunity to help you and your family hold the negligent driver financially accountable for any lost wages, funeral costs and pain and suffering. Seeking a compassionate attorney who understands the pain of loosing a loved one is important in this fragile time for you and your family. Contact John Fuller today for a free case consultation to see how much you and your family are entitled to at (303) 597-4500.
The Aspen Daily News reports that a woman who was seriously injured last spring in a skiing accident has filed a claim against the man who she says caused her injuries. Susan Kern, who was in fact a ski instructor at Aspen for over 40 years, had slowed down as she entered the slow skiing area around a gondola plaza when she was struck by another, apparently out-of-control, skier. Ms. Kern, who is in her late 60’s, was wearing a bright red jacket, and should have been highly visible, when she saw the other skier behind her, approaching very quickly with no control. With broken ribs, hip, and leg bones as well as a deflated lung, Ms. Kern spent a significant time period in multiple hospitals as well as a nursing home. A year later, she is still in pain, has difficulty walking, has had to give up her job at Aspen, and in general her quality of life has declined significantly. Her suit says that the other skier failed to meet the quality of care that is due to other skiers under the law, and as such is responsible for her injuries, as well as her subsequent pain and suffering. Have you been seriously injured in an accident that was caused by another person’s carelessness?  Speak with an experienced Denver personal injury attorney immediately to protect your rights. Although skiing is generally recognized as a potentially dangerous hobby, according to information reported by the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), there tend to be about 40 serious injuries, as well as about 40 fatalities per year in skiing accidents. Given the tremendous popularity of the sport, these numbers are actually quite low. It is important, however, for everyone who skis to recognize that by being careful and staying within their own ability level, they are not only protecting their own safety, but the safety of others as well. In fact, the Ski Safety Act of 1979 is a Colorado law that creates a standard of care for everyone involved in skiing, from the owner of the ski area, to the lift operators, to the skiers themselves. While most people have probably not read the act, to a large extent, the law requires that skiers ski within their ability level, and under control in order to avoid just this kind of accident. If you or a family member have been seriously injured in a skiing accident caused by the negligence of another skier, you should speak with a Denver personal injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options. It is, of course, important to keep in mind that skiing is potentially dangerous, and some injuries are to be expected from time to time, however just as you have a duty to be careful for the sake of your fellow skiers, so do they have a duty to be careful for your sake. Denver personal injury attorney John Fuller has experience recovering compensation for people who have been injured in all kinds of accidents. Your family should never have to face financial hardship because of someone else’s carelessness. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact John R. Fuller, PC today at (303)597-4500. Return to Our Homepage Bookmark and Share