Colorado is one of those rare states that offers skiing pretty much all year round. This is a popular pastime for both visitors and residents. Skiing is fun and it can help you stay active and get some physical exercise. It’s also a great way to socialize with friends and family members.
Unfortunately, there are some drawbacks. Skiing can be dangerous. Outlined below are some of the more common causes of skiing accidents that can result in severe injuries.
Clashes caused by other skiers
Generally, most resorts will try and separate beginners and advanced skiers. There also tend to be regulations in place with regard to conduct on the slopes. For instance, the right of way is usually given to whoever is in front at the time, because someone who is in front cannot see what’s coming behind them. If someone recklessly clatters into you from behind, then you are not going to see them coming, which could mean you suffer very severe injuries to your head, back, spine and limbs.
Faulty ski lifts
There’s always an element of risk when using ski lifts, but the owners and management of the resort have a duty to ensure that they are as safe as possible. If a lift has not been well-maintained, then it could malfunction, causing you to fall and suffer severe injuries.
Skiing is a physical activity that comes with inherent dangers. However, if you’ve been injured because another party was negligent, then you could be entitled to compensation. Seeking legal guidance will stand you in good stead.