Recovering Compensation for a Skiing Injury in New York

Lever & Ecker, PLLC February 8, 2023 Personal injury

New York is a state known for some great ski slopes that locals and tourists utilize for skiing and other winter sports. Although skiing is one of the most popular winter sports, it is also one of the most dangerous and has a high risk of injury. If you were injured in a skiing accident in New York, you may wonder whether you can recover compensation.

Lever & Ecker, PLLC has over 65 years of combined experience representing victims of skiing accidents in New York. By protecting and advocating for your rights and interests, we can pursue the best possible compensation for your skiing injury case. With an award-winning skiing injury lawyer, you can feel confident in your legal representation and focus on your recovery. 

Are You Eligible to Recover Damages After a Skiing Injury in New York?

When injured in a skiing accident in New York, you may be eligible to recover compensation by filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit. While it should be your priority to take time to heal after the accident, it is crucial that you seek the representation of a personal injury lawyer who can begin the process of filing the lawsuit as soon as possible to ensure you can secure fair compensation. The damages you may be able to recover following a skiing injury in New York include the following:

The insurance companies will almost always try to award you the lowest possible amount in compensation. It is vital that you work with a trusted personal injury lawyer who has experience negotiating for appropriate compensation when going up against the aggressive tactics of insurance providers. 

How to Prove Liability in a Skiing Injury Claim

To have a successful personal injury claim following a skiing injury, you must be able to prove the negligence of the liable party. To do this, you must provide evidence of the four elements of negligence. To show negligence in a personal injury claim, you need to prove that the liable party owed you a duty of care, breached the duty of care, the breach in the duty of care caused your injury, and the injury led to a loss. Some examples of negligence that commonly lead to skiing accidents and injuries are as follows:

  • Collisions between skiers
  • Defective ski equipment provided by the mountain or other ski rental facility
  • Failure to upkeep the ski resort by property owners or staff
  • Chair lift malfunctions
  • Icy conditions or inclement weather making the resort unfit for use

If you believe that you were injured while skiing due to another party’s negligence, you deserve justice. A personal injury lawyer can identify the liable party and begin collecting the key evidence necessary to prove that their negligent actions led to the accident and your losses.

Speak With a New York Skiing Injury Lawyer Today

If you have been injured due to a skiing accident in New York, our award-winning skiing injury lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC can build a strong case and procure the compensation that you need to recover physically and financially. We have more than 65 years of combined experience working in New York. Our legal team has represented clients in various skiing injury cases, and we go to trial if necessary to secure the compensation our clients deserve.

To schedule a free consultation and speak with one of our experienced New York skiing injury lawyers about your case, call (914) 288-9191 or (718) 933-3632 for our Bronx office. You can also contact us by filling out our contact form today.