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Thousands of people hit the slopes each winter in Pennsylvania to enjoy the snow and winter sports like snowboarding, tubing, and skiing. Although winter sports are fun, they can also be extremely dangerous.
Dangerous slopes, poorly maintained or designed grounds, and defective equipment are just a few reasons an accident can occur.
Serious accidents are not uncommon. Unfortunately for snow-accident victims, Pennsylvania law provides protection for ski resorts, which can make it difficult for victims to recover their losses.
If you or a loved one were hurt in a recent ski resort accident, you should call an experienced personal injury attorney right away to discuss your legal rights.
Below are a few examples of cases in which someone may be able to recover damages for an accident at a ski resort:
- Victims who fall from ski lifts may be able to hold resorts liable in certain cases.
- Spectators injured in an accident at a ski resort.
- If your accident resulted from the actions of another skier or snowboarder who was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- If a person is injured because of a defective board or ski equipment.
Recovering Compensation After an Accident
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident, do not assume the accident was your fault. You may have the right to recover money for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.