Maryland is home to Wisp Resort, the state’s only four-season ski resort. Though generally, skiing and snowboarding are fun for all, there are times where these resorts are improperly maintained or designed, which very often leads to accidents occurring. If you are someone who has been injured in a ski resort accident, you must read on and reach out to our experienced Maryland premises liability attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the claims process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do ski resort accidents happen?
Ski resort accidents generally occur as a result of negligence, including poor instructions provided by ski resort instructors or staff, collisions with careless skiers or hazardous fixed objects, chair lift defects, and more.
What are some of the most frequently sustained injuries in ski resort accidents?
Various injuries can occur as a result of a ski accident, though generally, head and spinal injuries are among the most common. However, knee injuries, lower leg fractures, broken wrists, sprained ankles and more are also commonly sustained injuries in ski resort accidents.
How do I sue a ski resort?
To sue a ski resort for a wrongfully sustained injury, you will first have to prove that you were directly injured due to another party’s negligence, whether it was the ski resort staff, maintenance crew, or even a carelessly designed resort. If you were injured, for example, because a maintenance crew failed to ensure all walkways, stairwells, and other parts of the resort were not clear from snow and ice, people may become severely injured as a result.
Unfortunately, these lawsuits are not always easy to win, which is why you need the legal assistance of an experienced attorney who knows how to find and present valuable evidence on your behalf. Some of the evidence our firm may work to recover can include surveillance footage of the accident, medical documents, witness statements confirming your claim, and more. You should note, however, that you only have a certain amount of time to file such a lawsuit–Maryland has a statute of limitations in place that states individuals have three years from the date of their accident to file a lawsuit against a negligent party. Do not make the mistake of waiting too long.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C. and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.