Being from Western Pennsylvania it’s hard not to enjoy the fall, but with the changing of the seasons we know that winter is right around the corner. For many of us this winter will include a trip to one of the three ski resorts that serve our area. Ski resorts can be a great place to cut loose with family and friends, but unfortunately sometimes those fun times end prematurely when you or a family member is injured. At the law firm of Attorney Douglas V.Stoehr, we have experience in handling injuries related to skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing accidents. Sometimes these injuries can be very serious and life altering. If you have been injured in a winter sport activity please contact us to discuss the possibility of a personal injury claim.
The most common causes of skiing and snowboarding injuries include:
· Collisions with other skiers or snowboarders
· Falls or collision with objects such as trees, fences, barriers or signs
· Chair lift or tow line accidents
· Accidents due to inadequate instruction from a skiing or snowboarding instructor, and
· Accidents due to skiing or snowboarding equipment failure.
Your personal injury lawsuit will be based on the legal theory of negligence, and can be quite complex. Furthermore, there is a Pennsylvania Statute that generally affords a defense to these types of claims. Therefore, if you get hurt a ski resort, contact us. We will investigate the facts and analyze the law, and will give you an opinion as to whether you have a claim.
See our website, or contact Attorney Stoehr or Attorney Ling at (814) 946-4100.