Ski accidents can cause incredibly painful injuries, like ACL sprains and tears, that may require expensive surgery. If you’re not sure how you’ll afford to pay your medical bills or take time off from work to recover, you need a skilled personal injury lawyer.
1LAW has successfully managed hundreds of ski accident cases. Our St. George ski accident attorneys know how to hold negligent ski resorts and ski manufacturing companies liable for medical bills, lost wages, and a number of other devastating losses. We provide the advocacy you need to support your recovery.
If you signed a liability waiver at the ski resort where you were injured, you may be unable to receive compensation for your losses. However, there might be a workaround or loophole our lawyers can take advantage of to get the compensation you need.
For example, Utah Court of Appeals ruled in Russ v. Woodside Homes, Inc., 905 P.2d 90 that liability waivers can’t be enforced in accidents caused by gross negligence. Put simply, if our ski accident lawyers are able to prove that the resort willfully acted in a way that put you in serious danger, they can override the waiver you signed.
Our attorneys may be able to use the precedent set by this court ruling to file a claim for the following examples of gross negligence:
The ski resort where your injury took place isn’t the only party that can be held liable for your injury. In fact, there are a number of other individuals and entities that we could file a claim against. Depending on the circumstance of your ski accident, we may be able to take action against the following parties:
Once our ski accident lawyers in St. George have identified the liable party, we’ll file a claim with their insurance provider. At this stage, our team’s expert negotiating skills will come in handy. Your attorney will draw on their experience at the negotiating table to get the guilty party’s insurer to agree to a fair settlement.
If our lawyers successfully secure a settlement, you’ll be able to cover all the losses you’ve suffered due to your St. George skiing accident. However, if the at-fault party’s insurer is stubborn and unwilling to pay you what you deserve, we’ll have to take your case to a civil court.
Whether you receive it’s from an insurance settlement or a jury verdict, our lawyers will get you compensation for the following damages:
Bills from ski accident injury surgeries, medication, and doctor’s appointments can add up quickly. If you don’t file a claim to cover the cost of your medical expenses, you could end up having to use your own money to pay for them. Fortunately, our ski accident lawyers can win payment to cover your treatment bills.
Going into work with an ACL injury or a broken bone is impossible for people working in professions that require physical labor. If that’s the case for you, you’re probably not sure how you’ll afford to take time off from your job to recover and go to doctor’s appointments. Luckily, our ski accident lawyers can secure compensation to make up for your lost wages.
Serious ski accident injuries may permanently affect your ability to perform work-related tasks. If your injuries have made it impossible for you to work at your old job, our team in St. George can add reduced earning capacity damages to your claim.
Have your injuries caused you a great deal of pain? If so, you deserve to receive compensation for the unjust amount of suffering you’ve been put through. Our attorneys can secure damages to make up for the suffering you’ve experienced in the wake of your ski accident.
Serious accidents can cause a laundry list of different psychological problems and mental illnesses. If your St. George ski accident has caused you to experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, or PTSD, our team can request mental distress damages.
At 1LAW, we always stress the fact that taking swift legal action is the best response to ski accident injuries. That’s because there’s a statute of limitations for personal injury accidents in the state of Utah. Failure to follow the statute and file your claim before the state’s deadline could prevent you from receiving compensation.
The best way to maximize your chances of receiving a settlement is to contact the St. George ski accident lawyers at 1LAW. They’ll make sure your claim is submitted well before its due date. Once you contact them, they’ll waste no time getting started on your claim. They’ll work hard to get the payment you need to overcome your injuries.