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Recreational Accidents

Colorado is one of the leading states in outdoor recreational activities due to its mountains, lakes and beautiful weather. Although the Rocky Mountains draw many outdoor enthusiasts to Colorado each year, many people are injured in accidents that involve skiing, snowboarding, outdoor sports participation and white water rafting activities.

If you have been injured while participating in an outdoor recreational activity due to the negligence or carelessness of another person, business or entity, it is important to consult with an experienced Denver personal injury attorney immediately.

According to the Colorado Revised Statutes § 13-80-102, many personal injury causes of action sustained in a recreational activity have a two-year statute of limitations period.

A statute of limitations, or SOL, prevents an individual who was injured by another person’s negligence from filing a claim after a certain time period has passed. Since this period is two years in Colorado, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in Denver as soon as you have suffered any injury from your recreational accident.

Denver Recreational Accident Lawyer

If you sustained catastrophic injuries or your loved one was killed in a recreational accident in Colorado, you may be able to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, or other financial or emotional harm. Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson helps clients in such Colorado communities as Arvada, Littleton, Thornton, Westminster, Longmont, Centennial, Boulder, Aurora, and Lakewood.

Colorado personal injury lawyer Jennifer Donaldson has over a quarter-century of experience handling these types of cases. Call (303)-458-5000 right now to have her review your case during a free initial consultation.


Colorado Recreational Accident Information Center


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Types of Recreational Accidents in Denver

Most people engage in recreational activities for enjoyment or as an exciting way to spend their free time. Unfortunately, occasionally these activities result in serious injuries due to another person’s negligence. Some of the most common claims for personal injury arising from recreational accidents in Colorado occur in the following situations:


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Colorado Recreational Accident Injuries

If you have been hurt in a recreational accident in Denver, some of the most common injuries can include:

  • Quadriplegia,
  • Paraplegia,
  • Internal organ injuries,
  • Disfigurement,
  • Contusions,
  • Broken or fractured bones,
  • Brain or head injuries and/or
  • Back or spinal cord injuries.

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Denver County Recreational Accident Claims

Accidents sustained as a result of recreational activities can be caused by the negligence of a person who was responsible for the safety of the activity, because a product was designed inaccurately, because the workers at the scene of the accident were careless or negligent or because another participant was simply negligent in their participation in the activity.

When bringing a lawsuit for injuries sustained in a recreational accident, you will probably have a claim for negligence, although in some cases you may have claims under alternate theories of liability including manufacturer’s liability or products liability.

Since Colorado follows a theory of comparative negligence, if you are 49% or less at fault for the injuries you sustained as a result of your accident, you will likely be able to recover compensation for your injuries. However, your award will be reduced depending on the percentage of responsibility you have for your injuries.


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Colorado Resources for Recreational Accidents

Denver Department of Public Safety — This department is comprised of seven public safety agencies and administrative support functions that are unified through one Executive Director of Safety. On this website, you can sign up for emergency alerts and file accident reports online. You can also find links to the city's various emergency services.

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The Ski Safety Act of 1979 — You can read the full text of this bill that established the skier assumption of certain inherent dangers. It also establishes the responsibilities for skiers and ski areas. Numerous states have modeled similar legislation on this state law.


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Find a Denver Attorney for Recreational Accidents

Did you suffer serious injuries or was your loved one killed because of another party's negligence during a recreational activity in Colorado? It is in your best interest to seek legal counsel for assistance obtaining just compensation.

The Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson represents clients in Denver County, Arapahoe County, Jefferson County, Boulder County, and Adams County. Call (303)-458-5000 or submit an online form right now to have Denver personal injury attorney Jennifer Donaldson discuss all of your options during a free consultation.

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