[01-27-2024] Mono County, CA – 16-Year-Old Snowboarder Hospitalized After Ski Lift Incident at Mammoth Mountain Resort

[01-27-2024] 16-Year-Old Snowboarder Hospitalized After Ski Lift Incident at Mammoth Mountain ResortA 16-year-old snowboarder was hospitalized after a ski lift incident at Mammoth Mountain Resort in Mono County on Saturday morning, January 27, 2024.

Video footage of the incident went viral, showing a female teenager hanging from the chairlift while five employees and eight guests prepared a net to slow her fall.

Reports indicate that the victim rode the lift but was not properly seated for unknown reasons, causing her to slide off the chair. Her fellow riders grabbed her, but she eventually fell.

However, the net was not enough to stop the victim from hitting the snow below. She was transported to Mammoth Hospital in an unknown condition.

The authorities have not released further details about the incident.

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What To Do After a Premises Liability Accident

If you are harmed on another party’s property, it’s important that you take action as soon as possible to preserve your right to compensation. Steps to take include:

  1. Notify the property owner. You must notify the property owner of your accident and your injuries as soon as possible in order to initiate the claims process. You should file a written report with the property owner, manager, supervisor, etc., and ask for a copy of this report.
  2. Gather evidence. If you are able to do so at the time that your injury occurs, gather any relevant evidence at the scene. This includes pictures of the dangerous condition, names of any eyewitnesses, and a description of what you were doing when the accident occurred. The more evidence that you have, the easier your case will be to prove.
  3. Get medical care. If you fail to seek medical care immediately after your accident, you may have a hard time proving that any injuries you’ve suffered—and for which you are demanding compensation—are related to the accident on another’s property. Getting medical treatment not only improves your chances of a better recovery but it will also be useful as invaluable evidence in a premises liability claim.
  4. Contact a lawyer. Do not assume that just because you got medical care and filed an accident report, the property owner will go ahead and offer you compensation for your injuries; property owners and their insurers are not eager to pay out settlements unless they are forced to. Working with a premises liability attorney can improve your chances of recovering the settlement amount that you deserve. As soon as you call Arash Law and the team led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq., we will begin building your claim, working with interested parties, calculating your damages, and negotiating your settlement.


Premises Liability Accident Statistics

Premises liability claims hold property owners responsible for inadequate maintenance. According to the National Ski Areas Association, the number of ski accidents in the season of 2022–2023 is higher than the 10-year averages recorded from 2013–2023.

Within the United States, 46 deaths and 53 catastrophic injuries occurred in ski areas in 2021. The primary cause of skiers’ and snowboarders’ deaths and injuries is object collisions, particularly with trees, as well as the snow surface itself.

NSSA also reported that victims of catastrophic injuries are in the 16–20 age group, while most fatalities are in the 51–60 age group.

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