Ski Accident Brain Injuries
Every skier, no matter how experienced, can suffer a brain injury when an accident causes head trauma. Even though helmet use is on the rise among skiers, helmets cannot completely protect a skier during a high-speed impact to the head.
There are several ways a brain injury accident can occur, and several degrees of brain injury of which you should be aware.
How does a ski accident brain injury occur?
A sudden blow to the head can cause a ski accident brain injury. Most often, this happens when a skier:
- Collides with another skier
- Hits a fixed object such as a tree or rock
- Hits their head on the ground during a fall
These accidents can be the result of personal error or negligence, but in some cases, the cause is another party’s negligence. Some potential third-party causes of brain injury accidents include:
- Failure of a rental helmet, either due to defect or previous damage due to an accident
- Poorly groomed ski areas
- Failure to warn of man-made dangerous conditions
- Lack of barriers to prevent access to dangerous areas
- Defective or broken rental equipment
- Negligent ski instructors
Making the claim that another party is liable for your brain injury is a difficult process because of the inherent dangers associated with skiing and snowboarding. A Colorado ski accident lawyer can make it easier by taking on the burden of proving fault and providing evidence to support your claim.
What should I do after a brain injury?
Brain injuries range in severity from a mild concussion to a major traumatic brain injury (TBI). After the accident, go straight to a doctor for evaluation. Some brain injuries do not show obvious signs until much later. The quicker you get treatment, the better your prognosis will be.
After tending to your injuries, contact Sears and Associates, ski accident attorneys We will mount an investigation to determine the cause of your injuries and who is liable. Our team will also work with financial and medical experts to examine your medical records and work history to determine the financial impact your injury will have on your life.
When you work with our team, we can advise you about filing an injury claim against a liable party and explain the types of damages to which you are entitled.
Brain Injuries Can Have Lifelong Consequences, Our Lawyers Do Not Leave Anything Up to Chance
The Colorado ski injury attorneys at Sears & Associates, P.C. are dedicated to do everything in their power to obtain favorable settlements for our clients. We do not settle until we are confident the settlement is appropriate for your circumstances.
Call 719-471-1984 to schedule a free consultation with our attorneys in Vail or Colorado Springs.