Nordic Valley Ski Resort Skiing and Snowboarding Injury Lawyer
Every year, millions of visitors flock to Utah’s world-renowned alpine resorts to enjoy winter sports like skiing and snowboarding amid the scenic peaks of the mighty Wasatch Mountains. Nordic Valley Ski Resort in Eden, Weber County is one of over a dozen such resorts dotting Utah’s pristine mountain terrain.
Statistically, serious injuries among skiers and snowboarders are few and far between. However, when an injury does occur, the physical, financial, and emotional consequences can be devastating. The risk of an injury increases if ski resort employees act with negligence while performing their job duties. If you or one of your family members was injured while skiing or snowboarding at Nordic Valley Ski Resort, compensation may be available for your medical bills and other losses. Call the law offices of Overson Law at (801) 895-3143 to set up a free and confidential legal consultation.
Do I Have a Personal Injury Case if I Got Hurt at a Ski Resort in Utah?
Generally, a person who has been injured in an accident may make an insurance claim or, if necessary, file a personal injury lawsuit in order to pursue financial compensation for the damage caused by the injury. However, ski resorts in Utah are subject to special laws that restrict accident liability under certain circumstances. Due to the complexity of these laws, and their important legal implications for skiing and snowboarding accident victims, it is vital to approach a claim against a ski resort with assistance from a personal injury lawyer who has experience handling accident cases involving skiing and snowboarding injuries.
Put simply, Utah has determined that there are certain kinds of injury hazards, known as the “inherent risks of skiing,” which will generally bar a claim against a ski resort. In the context of these laws, the terms “skiing” and “skiers” also include snowboarding and snowboarders. If a resort guest is injured due to one of the inherent risks of skiing, he or she will generally be unable to make a claim against the resort. The inherent risks of skiing, which are listed under Utah Code § 78B-4-402(1), include the following:
- Changes in the weather.
- Collisions with other snowboarders or skiers.
- Conditions of the snow or ice, such as slush or hard pack.
- Conditions on or beneath the surface of the snow, such as rocks or tree stumps.
While ski resorts have some protection under these laws, there are also situations where injured skiers and snowboarders can be compensated for accidents. If your skiing injury or snowboarding injury was caused by negligence, as opposed to one of the inherent risks of skiing, it may be possible to recover compensation.
Negligence is a key concept that arises again and again, not only in skiing accident claims and snowboarding accident claims, but in all types of personal injury cases. If a person or business has acted with negligence, it means that they did not take the degree of care that was necessary and appropriate to minimize the risk of a foreseeable accident. Negligence consists of several unique elements, but can most succinctly be described as carelessness.
Nordic Valley snowboarding accident lawyer Darwin Overson will work diligently in an effort to show that negligence caused your injuries. Depending on the situation, examples of ski resort negligence may include:
- Failure to operate a ski lift properly.
- Ski instructor or snowboarding instructor negligence, such as failure to supply appropriate instructions.
- Use of defective equipment or defective safety gear.
Nordic Valley Ski Resort Skiing and Snowboarding Accident Attorney
An experienced Utah skiing injury lawyer like Darwin Overson may be able to provide legal assistance if you or one of your family members was injured in a skiing or snowboarding accident at Nordic Valley Ski Resort or other ski resorts located in Utah. With over 33 years of experience as a personal injury attorney, Darwin Overson has worked on claims and lawsuits involving a wide range of serious injuries, such as:
- Ankle Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Cuts and Lacerations
- Dislocated Joints
- Foot Injuries
- Hand and Wrist Injuries
- Head Injuries
- Hip Injuries
- Internal Bleeding
- Kidney Injuries
- Knee Injuries
- Liver Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Scarring and Disfigurement
- Shoulder Injuries
- Soft Tissue Injuries (Sprains and Strains)
- Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)
- Spleen Injuries
- Torn Ligaments
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
If you or a loved one suffered these or other injuries while staying at Nordic Valley Ski Resort or other Utah mountain resorts, please do not hesitate to contact Overson Law at (801) 895-3143 to discuss your accident claim in a free and confidential legal consultation. We are committed to providing aggressive, strategic, and results-oriented representation for injury victims in Utah.