Three people sit on a ski lift chair, ascending a mountain under a bright blue sky. The riders are geared in winter clothing and helmets. Pine trees laden with snow frame the background, with another ski lift chair visible in the distance.

New York State is full of people who enjoy skiing, and fortunately, our state has plenty of quality ski resorts. In fact, New York has 43 ski areas, which is more than any other state in the country. Out of those 43, 10 of those ski areas are seen as destination resorts. Unfortunately, though these resorts are generally great fun, if they are improperly designed or maintained, people can get seriously injured. If you have been injured in a skiing accident, please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Westchester County personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the claims process.

How do skiing and snowboarding accidents happen?

Unfortunately, skiing accidents are not all too uncommon, as there is a variety of ways in which they can happen. Generally, however, these accidents are most commonly a result of negligence. Some of the most frequent examples of skiing accident negligence we see can include careless skiers barreling over other skiers, ski resorts renting out defective equipment or hiring negligent employees who improperly teach and train beginners how to ski, to name a few. There are also cases in which these ski resorts fail to properly salt and shovel the premises, outside of the ski slope. When stairs, walkways, and parking lots develop black ice, serious accidents can happen. If you have been injured due to any of the aforementioned reasons, there is a very good chance you will qualify for financial compensation.

What should I do after a skiing or snowboarding accident?

If you have been injured in a skiing or snowboarding accident, the first thing you must do is contact the police. They will send an ambulance who will transport you to the nearest hospital. While you are waiting for the ambulance to arrive, you should ask any witnesses of the accident for their contact information, as long as you are physically capable of doing so. Once you’ve received medical care, it is always best to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

Our firm is more than happy to take over the fight from here. We will fight to obtain valuable evidence to prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence. Our firm will pursue surveillance footage of the accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused the accident, medical documents detailing the extent of your injuries, and more.

Contact our experienced Westchester County firm

Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of negligence in Westchester County and across the state of New York. We understand how challenging life can be without financial compensation for serious injuries you have wrongly sustained. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.