Aspects of ski accident claims specific to Colorado

Colorado Ski Collision Law

If you have been injured by another skier or snowboarder, you may be able to recover monetary compensation for your injuries.

Who Is Responsible?

Skiers and boarders’ responsibilities in Colorado areas defined by the Ski Safety Act. Uphill skiers have the primary duty to yield to skiers below, merging skiers have to yield to skiers already in progress, and all skiers are required to ski within their ability and refrain from acting in a manner which may cause or contribute to the injury of another skier. Cases are fact-specific. To see whether or not you might have a claim for your ski lift accident, call or email now for a free consultation. We are always happy to answer your questions even if you aren’t sure yet if you want to hire a lawyer.

Who Pays?

Many skiers and boarders have either homeowners, renters, or even travel insurance that will cover them for their fault. If another skier or boarder is at fault for the collision, we can help you find their insurance and make a claim.

Colorado Chairlift Accident Law

If you have been injured while loading, unloading or riding a chairlift or rope tow, you may be able to recover monetary compensation for your injuries.

Who Is Responsible?

When it comes to the operation and maintenance of a chairlift, ski areas have many different legal responsibilities. For example, a ski area is responsible for maintaining orderly passenger traffic in the unloading and loading areas and for stopping the lift should a condition develop that might endanger a passenger (such as another skier mis-loading or unloading in front of your chair). Colorado has adopted a comprehensive regulatory scheme setting out the responsibilities of lift operators. Every case is different and fact-specific. To see whether or not you might have a claim for your ski lift accident, call or email now for a free consultation. We are always happy to answer your questions even if you aren’t sure yet if you want to hire a lawyer.

Who Pays?

Ski areas carry insurance to cover claims for injuries that occur on a ski lift. If the ski area is at fault for your accident, we can help you find insurance and make a claim.

Other Accidents at Colorado Ski Areas

If you were injured while skiing at a ski area, you may be able to recover monetary compensation from the ski area for your injuries.

Who Is Responsible?

Ski area operators have strong protections written into the law, but the protections are not without limits. A ski area does have legal responsibilities related to the operation of chairlifts, snow grooming equipment, snowmobiles, and the placement and padding of man-made objects and boundaries. Even in cases where you signed a season pass, you may not have waived all of your rights. To see whether or not you might have a claim for your ski lift accident, call or email now for a free consultation. We are always happy to answer your questions even if you aren’t sure yet if you want to hire a lawyer.

Who Pays?

Ski areas carry insurance to cover claims for injuries made by skiers. If the ski area is at fault for your accident, we can help you find insurance and make a claim.

For a more detailed analysis, visit Colorado Ski Law.

Do I Need a Lawyer?

Maybe. Every legal claim is different. We will honestly and ethically assess your case and help you to make that decision.

How do I get started?

Every case begins with a phone call. Contact us today for a free consultation with a ski lawyer. We are happy to discuss your case by phone or set up a time to meet in person.