Summit County Personal Injury Lawyer
Our lawyers at Cook, Bradford & Levy work hard and play hard. This means on the weekends (or on “snow days”), you might find us in Colorado’s mountains, including in Summit County. It’s a haven for winter recreation, and it is only an hour and change drive from the Front Range.
Unfortunately, careless accidents ranging from ski collisions to car accidents happen in Summit County, CO. Whether you are a local or a visitor, if you get injured because someone else was careless or reckless, we encourage you to reach out to a Summit County accident attorney such Cook, Bradford & Levy.Personal Injury Cases Our Team Handles
At Cook, Bradford & Levy, we know from experience that Summit County has so much to offer in terms of recreation, including:
- Nordic skiing
- Biking (the Peaks Trail is one of our favorites)
- Zip-lining and many other activities
All of these activities carry risk, however.
An accident attorney from our firm knows that all these recreation options in Summit County—combined with increasing tourism and traffic—can be a dangerous combination. For instance, we know that crowded slopes increase the risk of ski collision accidents at Summit County’s world-class resorts.
Accidents on the slopes
Summit County is home to almost 30,000 permanent residents—a figure that swells during the ski season when visitors and temporary workers move into the county to mutually enjoy and benefit from the snow. Summit County includes some of Colorado’s finest ski resorts, such as:
- Arapahoe Basin
- Copper Mountain
Despite strict DUI and DUI-D enforcement by the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, our team knows that skiing or snowboarding under the influence contributes to the probability of collisions on the slopes, and these do happen in Summit County.
Just like drinking and driving, skiing or snowboarding while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is dangerous behavior. It can lead to punitive damages when a collision happens. If you have been injured on the slopes, we advise you to reach out as soon as possible to a Summit County ski collision attorney from our firm. We know how to investigate and properly present an insurance claim for your injuries and damages.
Collisions on Summit County roadways
Beyond accidents on the slopes, Summit County often experiences a high influx of new residents and vacationers who can be unfamiliar with the area and Colorado road conditions.
While it’s crucial to exercise care under these conditions in Summit County, our accident attorneys know that even if you are careful, you may find that another driver is not. Car accidents can and do happen with some frequency here. This is especially true with areas like Swan Mountain Road and Highway 9 between Frisco and Breckenridge, where sweeping vistas and unfamiliar turns can be hazardous.
Along these same lines, Summit County had 470 DUI cases filed in 2018, among the state's highest counts. This is according to a report from the Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS). Altitude can be a factor in feeling the effects of alcohol, and locals and visitors to Summit County find this out quickly.Our Personal Injury Team Is Here For You
If you think you might need a Summit County accident attorney, we encourage you to call Cook, Bradford & Levy at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation about your options. Our lawyers know Summit County.