A 21-year-old man has been taken to the Hartford Hospital for treatment after skiing into a tree. The incident occurred at the Mohawk Mountain Ski Area in Cornwall. The victim was initially rushed to nearby Sharon Hospital before the LifeStar helicopter transported him to the larger hospital in Hartford. According to reports, the man was conscious after the accident. No other information about his condition, however, was immediately available.
Ski accidents, like this, occur every year in resort towns across the country. High profile deaths from ski accidents have raised awareness, but the danger still exists. While we all accept that skiing is an inherently hazardous activity, dangerous property conditions can increase the risk.
As a result, property owners may be liable for the injuries their guests sustain. Those injured in accidents on another person's property need to know that they may have a premises liability claim against the owners. These claims can be vital in recovering the costs associated with medical treatment and lost work opportunities.
Local Hartford attorneys specialize in these types of claims. They have mastered the law as it relates to claims against property owners. As a result, they can accurately gauge whether a valid claim exists and how much damages a victim can expect to recover.
While many people that get injured on another person's property do not have a legitimate negligence claim against the owner, certain variables may make such a claim viable. The only way to know for sure, is to consult a local expert. Whether you have been injured falling at a local retail store or assaulted as the result of poor security, you should consult an attorney to learn whether you have a claim against the property owners for your injuries.
Source: NBC News, "21 Year-Old Injured in Ski Accident," Ari Mason, Jan. 24, 2014