Ski Accident Lawyers Compensation Claim Canada
Our ski accident lawyers in Canada offer expertise that is second to none. If one of our Skiing & Snowboarding accident lawyers represents you in your personal injury compensation claim you may rest assured that your case will be dealt with in an efficient, business like manner. If you would like to talk to a specialized lawyer about a Skiing & Snowboarding accident, just make contact and a ski accident lawyer who deals exclusively in personal injury compensation claims will give you free advice on your Skiing & Snowboarding personal injury with no further obligation.
Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding
No one ever goes out for an afternoon of fun on the Canadian ski-slopes planning for a misadventure, an injury, or even death. Yet every year, thousands of people at every ability level are hurt or seriously injured while participating in their favorite winter-time sport: skiing. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) reports that in 2010–2011, the latest statistics available, there were 2,329 hospital admissions involving a skiing or snowboarding, fall or crash, which is a relatively high number compared to other winter-sport activities. In fact, it is the highest of all winter sports reported.
According to Greg Webster, CIHI’s director of primary health care information and clinical registries, "When we look at the breakdown, the majority are actually related to either broken bones or sprains and strains. Head injuries are the minority, but they are also obviously very serious injuries.”
The fact is on average about 150 skiing or snowboarding accidents are head injuries, a relatively low number but when one considers the risks of serious life-long complications including brain injury, depression and motor skill problems, even that number seems too high. There are few Canadians who weren’t horrified to learn about free-style skier Sarah Burke’s tragic accident in January 2012 when she was killed as a result of her head-injuries sustained in training after crashing at the bottom of the Eagle Superpipe at the Park City Resort in Utah.
Measures are currently being discussed in order to promote mandatory helmet use, which is on the rise, even though voluntary. Still, there is a frightening lack of product standardization among helmet manufacturers in the Canadian market. For now, it appears that the responsibility of the risk and taking personal measures to minimize those falls into the hands of the skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts.
Canadian Downhill Skiing Injuries and Death
Canada is world-famous for its deep, powdery snow and majestic, towering mountains which are the perfect recipe for downhill skiing. From the east coast to the west coast, from British Columbia to Newfoundland there are dozens of popular resorts waiting to play host to your winter skiing or snowboarding adventure.
Downhill skiing has multiple benefits. Since the stance for the best aerodynamics in skiing is the squat position, it is a great workout for legs. Not only does it increase muscle mass but it also is an excellent cardiovascular workout. It gets the heart beating and the blood pumping, which consistently burns calories. Of course skiing is so much fun it doesn’t even feel like a workout!
Although downhill skiing has multiple benefits it can also be dangerous. As it increases in popularity chances of injury also increases. Over four million Canadians (not including tourists) participate in these types of activities, according to the Canadian Ski Council report.
The Canadian Paediatric Society reports that of Canadian children admitted to the emergency departments “...snowboarding and alpine skiing were the second- and third-leading causes…” and also have higher rates of hospitalization, even compared to hockey.
Research of ten different countries, including Canada, by the US National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health found that the leading cause of death from skiing is traumatic brain injury.
There are ways to assist in the prevention of injuries, such as wearing the correct gear and getting adequate training. However, sometimes accidents are unavoidable. For times like these, give us a call for a free consultation regarding your specific, unique situation.
Ski Accident Lawyers
To schedule an appointment to receive a free consultation with one of our lawyers and discuss the specifics of the injury, call or email our receptionist today. Although we cannot make any promises regarding the financial compensation of your exact case, we can give an estimate based the thresholds for pain & suffering, what expenses might be allowed, as well as an estimated timeline of events.
Our Ski accident lawyers generally use a pre-agreed percentage of the total compensation amount as a legal fee and we’ll explain other fees and expenses you can expect. There is no need to worry about upfront fees or possible court costs, if it comes to that, we will handle all that for you. Give us a call and stop worrying about your future, so that you and your family can start the recovery process.