Las Vegas locals and visitors love going to Lee Canyon for a winter getaway. Located less than an hour away from the Las Vegas Strip, Lee Canyon is a popular destination for skiing and snowboarding between November and March. While winter sports are a fantastic way to enjoy the great outdoors and get some exercise, they can also result in winter injuries. Lerner and Rowe is here with a safety guide on how to avoid a Las Vegas ski injury.
Las Vegas Ski Injury Causes
Any physical activity poses an injury risk. Skiing and snowboarding have a higher potential than most since you’re hurtling down a mountain, using complex equipment, and riding on complicated machinery. Some injuries happen as a result of negligence on the part of the property owner or recklessness by other visitors. Some of the most common causes of skiing and snowboarding injuries include:
- Damaged skis, poles, and snowboards
- Poorly maintained ski lifts
- Unsafe trail conditions
- Reckless skiers and snowboarders
In the cases listed above, you may suffer harm through no fault of your own. Whether it’s due to unsafe products or a malfunctioning ski lift, the property owner has a duty to ensure safe conditions for its patrons. If the owner has failed in their duty to care then you may be entitled to compensation. Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys can help explore your options and win you the compensation that you deserve.
Skiing and Snowboarding Safety Checklist
There are many things that you can do in order to make sure that your time on the slopes is enjoyable and safe. They include:
- Thoroughly inspecting any equipment you rent
- Making sure that you have the right safety gear, especially a helmet to help protect against brain injuries
- Stretching and warming up before heading down the hill
- Knowing the right way to fall (distribute your weight evenly and never extend your hands for landing)
- Giving adequate space to fellow skiers and snowboarders
It’s important to keep an eye out for safety while you’re enjoying the mountain. While descending down the slopes at high speeds is a potentially dangerous activity, many injuries happen on trails. Some people let their guard down while navigating trails and end up injured in a slip-and-fall accident.
Suffer a Las Vegas Ski Injury? Call Lerner and Rowe.
Lerner and Rowe hopes that you make time to enjoy everything that Lee Canyon has to offer. It’s a truly beautiful place that’s one of the city’s hidden gems. Please follow our safety tips above to help prevent a Las Vegas ski injury. Should you suffer an injury while skiing or snowboarding and you suspect that it was caused by negligence or recklessness, our team of skilled and experienced attorneys can help.
Our team is available 24/7 to assist you. You can reach our representatives by phone at 702-877-1500 or through our website’s LiveChat and encrypted contact form. Consultations are free and we do not charge any fees unless your case is won. Don’t get pushed into accepting a low settlement for your pain and suffering. Let Lerner and Rowe fight for you today.