While it might not quite be time yet to be participating in snow activities, the season is right around the corner! Unfortunately, injuries can happen when you are engaging in winter activities like snow tubing, skiing, and snowmobiling. Over the summer, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided to hear the case of an accident victim who was paralyzed from the neck down while snow tubing at a PA resort. According to news sources, the victim was riding a snow tube head first down a slope. His tube hit a mat at the end of the tubing area and stopped very quickly, which caused him to be launched into the snow. As a result of his subsequent fall, his spinal cord was hyperextended and caused paralysis from the neck down. He wishes to sue the resort for his injuries.
Being from central Pennsylvania, it’s hard not to enjoy the change of seasons. For many of us, this winter will include a trip to one of the three ski resorts that serve our area. Ski resorts can be a great place to cut loose with family and friends, but unfortunately sometimes those fun times end prematurely when you or a family member is injured. At the law firm of Attorney Douglas V. Stoehr, we have experience in handling injuries related to skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing accidents. Unfortunately, sometimes these injuries can be very serious and change your life permanently. If you have been injured in a winter sport activity please contact us to discuss the possibility of a personal injury claim.
Your personal injury lawsuit will be based on the legal theory of negligence, and can be quite complex. Furthermore, there is a Pennsylvania Statute that generally affords a defense to these types of claims. Therefore, if you get hurt a ski resort, contact us. We will investigate the facts and analyze the law, and will give you an opinion as to whether you have a claim. Call out Altoona, PA area law fim at 814-946-4100 to discuss your potential claim!