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Who is held responsible for my ski accident?

Unfortunately, some trips to the slopes result in serious personal injury to a skier or snowboarder.  Skiing accidents and snowboarding accidents cannot simply be considered the same as "car accidents on a ski trail." The dynamics of a ski or snowboard collision are unique to the sport, as is the law governing ski accident claims.

When a skier or snowboarder is injured in a ski accident, a complicated system of rules, regulations and ski safety statutes will determine whether a claim can brought against the responsible party – whether a ski area operator, a fellow participant or an equipment manufacturer/supplier. The forces involved in a skiing accident often result in serious orthopedic injuries and damage to internal organs. After years of handling ski accident cases, our ski lawyers understand the challenges of these injuries and the need to fully document the long road to recovery.

The overwhelming consequences of a ski-related injury are even worse when, due to the negligence of someone else, the injury results in a wrongful death, and family and friends are left to sort out the legal details while coping with their loss. Every ski accident is unique, and understanding the nuances of ski law is essential to pursuing a successful skiing accident claim.

Often, a ski injury case will focus on the "threshold question" of whether or not the injury or death was related to a risk that the skier assumed. The answer not only depends on the facts of the accident, but also on state ski law. From our offices in Colorado and Utah, our ski lawyers have handled ski accident cases across the nation.

Types of Ski Accidents

In our ski law practice, we generally see four types of ski accident cases:

We strongly encourage victims of a ski accident to contact us promptly because many ski area employees are seasonal and are not U.S. citizens. The earlier our ski lawyers can secure all the relevant evidence and testimony, the stronger your case becomes. And each state has a time limit in which one must file a personal injury claim arising from a ski accident - the period and requirements for notice vary with the state, let us advise you as to time considerations for your claim.

Handling all Cases on a Contingency Basis

For your ski accident case, as in all of our personal injury cases, you will only be asked to pay attorney fees if we are successful in recovering compensation for you.

Offering Free Consultations

Call for a free consultation with an experienced ski lawyer at Chalat Hatten & Banker in Denver, Colorado to discuss your ski accident, toll-free at 1.800.221.5526.

Testimonials

Evan exceeded my expectations in all category's. He loves the Law and the results show he has a passion for the Law.He was honest at all times and did not ever over commit. Evan's knowledge of skiing was a tremendous asset. He came out and skied with me as to ...

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BenSki Accident Client
After suffering a shattered tibia and fibula in a ski accident as a result of being hit by an out of control skier, I couldn't have made a better decision to have Evan P. Banker represent me in my personal injury case. Evan understood my case, my out-of-pocket medical expenses ...

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Madeleine
Jim and his partner led us through a difficult process of having to sue a ski resort for injuries my son received on lift accident. Jim was kind to us throughout the process and guided us every step of the way. He is highly effective and knows the ski law. ...

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TomSki Resort Negligence Client
Russell was very supportive during the entire process. He did a great job of telling me what to expect from the very beginning and the information he provided did align with the outcome of the case. His firm has a great reputation and that carries weight when dealing with a ...

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MelindaSki Injury Client
I was referred to Mr. Hatten to assist in a personal injury case for my minor son related to injuries sustained in a skiing accident. Russell was always available, promptly answering all questions & inquiries, and was of great assistance to my wife and I through this foray in the ...

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MarkSki Accident Client
I was a Broadway performer, injured on the ski slopes of Aspen while on vacation -- one day seemingly on top of the world, the next day without a leg to stand on. With a limb and career in tatters, Jim Chalat (and his wife Linda and their firm) gave ...

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