Ski Accident Injury Lawyers
Skiing is one of the most popular pastimes in Colorado, with people from across North America coming to enjoy our many ski areas. There are a number of measures that the ski areas are required to take in order to ensure the safety of all skiers on their properties. Any failure on the part of the ski area could result in serious injuries to skiers and staff.
If you have suffered a serious injury due to the negligence of a ski area or its employees, you should seek the advice of an experienced Denver ski accident attorney who understands injury law and will fight to protect your interests.
At Coppola & Melonakis, our lawyers work diligently to see that the negligent parties are held accountable for the injuries they cause.
The Colorado Ski Safety Act
The Colorado Ski Safety Act is a law that outlines the responsibilities of both ski areas and skiers with regard to ensuring a safe environment for everyone on the slopes.
While the ski area cannot be held accountable for injuries caused by natural objects like trees, stumps and rocks, they are responsible for issues like lack of adequate warning signs noting hazards and risks, closed signs, boundary signs and others. They can also be held accountable for staff errors involving chairlift operation errors, rental equipment preparation errors and others.
One thing that ski areas cannot be held liable for is the behavior of reckless skiers. If you have been seriously injured by another skier, you will need to pursue damages against that person directly. Assuming that the skier can be identified, it may be possible to seek damages against the person’s homeowners insurance policy.
Call for a Free, No-Obligation Consultation
Contact our office today to discuss your skiing injury claim with an attorney. You can reach us by phone at 303-573-7777 or via e-mail. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment at other times.
We handle most cases on a contingency fee basis. We don’t charge attorney fees unless we obtain monetary compensation for you.