Aspects of ski accident claims specific to Utah

Utah 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 in Utah have a responsibility to use “reasonable care” to avoid injuring others on the slopes. Usually this means that the uphill skier has to yield to skiers below, and merging skiers have to yield to skiers already in progress. 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.

Utah 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). 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 Utah 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?

While many risks of skiing are considered “Inherent Risks” that are not actionable, this is not always the case. Even if a risk is typically considered “inherent” to the sport of skiing, if the risk can be eliminated by the ski area with reasonable care, then the risk is not considered an “Inherent Risk” and the skier or snowboarder may have a claim. As an example, even though “snow conditions” are usually considered an inherent risk of skiing, a skier can bring a claim if they are injured by an unusual or excessive buildup of man-made snow on an open ski trail. 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 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 Utah 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.