A woman was recently injured in a skiing accident near Reno, at Mt. Rose Ski Resort, in a type of hit and run accident. The woman was very seriously hurt, her injuries so bad that doctors say that about half of the people that sustain such an injury can be killed. The woman’s pelvis broke in three different spots. One of side of the pelvis was essentially separated by a break from the rest of it. Because of the severity of the injury, doctors don’t expect her to be able to walk for at least six or eight weeks. Future x-rays and tests will determine what her prognosis fully as, as they see if the bones knit together quickly or if the pieces of the break move apart at all, which would indicate the need for more healing time, and possibly more aggressive medical procedures and interventions. If you’ve been injured in a snowboarding or skiing accident in Nevada and believe the injury was due to the negligence of another person or even the ski resort, contact Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law today to discuss your legal options in a free consultation with our top winter accident attorneys.
The woman’s Nevada skiing injury came from being hit by another skier who then simply road off. This, according to Nevada law, is a type of hit and run accident similar to a hit and run car accident in Las Vegas. There is a legal obligation on the part of both parties to stop and stay at the scene of the accident. The skier hit the woman from behind, which also indicates negligence, in the same way that a rear end car accident in Southern Nevada is legally almost always the fault of the rear driver. This could be why the individual skied off – they were worried about negligence, and as well they should be. Benson & Bingham can help you recover compensation to pay your medical bills and give you space to heal if you’re injured in an accident like this, whether or not the other person is every found. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss the situation. There is potential for negligence and even burden of payment to fall on many other parties in a situation like this. Your own insurance may even have hit and run coverage above normal for you. Come speak with Benson & Bingham about your options today.