Winter sports, including skiing, are popular in Colorado. While fun, skiing is dangerous, and victims of ski accident injuries can face enormous medical costs and lifelong physical limitations. If you or a loved one suffered injuries on any of Colorado’s ski slopes, you may be eligible receive compensation for your damages.
At Dormer Harpring, we are compassionate listeners and tough fighters for the victims of ski injuries. Our team offers more than courtroom advocacy; we provide services to our clients, such as:
Call our Denver ski accident attorneys to schedule your free consultation and determine if you have a valid ski injury claim. We look forward to honestly evaluating your claim and offering you any help and available legal options.
A Denver ski accident attorney is crucial to any ski injury claim because of the complexity of Colorado ski injury law. Colorado laws limit the liability of ski area operators and other skiers partly due to the inherent risk involved in the sport of skiing. The ski injury lawyers at Dormer Harpring are well-versed in Colorado’s Ski Safety Act of 1979 and all common laws regarding negligence.
Our Denver personal injury lawyers will help your case by:
At Dormer Harpring, we know every client is unique and work to provide a custom resolution to their ski injury claim. Meet with one of our ski injury attorneys to discover the difference a client-centered legal practice can make in your recovery.
Colorado ski law is primarily in the Ski Safety Act of 1979 and within the Colorado Revised Statutes §33-44-100. The Act includes thirteen sections covering the duties of skiers and operators, limitations of liability, and the types of claims that a skier may bring for injuries.
Generally, a skier or snowboarder can obtain compensation from another skier or snowboarder resulting from a collision. The uphill skier or rider has a duty to maintain a safe distance behind a downhill skier. Therefore, the uphill skier is presumed liable in a collision with another skier or snowboarder.
Collision claims depend heavily upon witnesses and available objective data. Sources of ski data include:
Ski area operators are mostly immune to liability for skier-on-skier collisions. Therefore, it is sometimes difficult to find a source of funds for compensation. If the at-fault skier has homeowner’s insurance or an umbrella policy, that policy may provide coverage.
Skiers and snowboarders may obtain compensation from ski area operators for the following:
However, there are limits on damages available from ski area operators.
Skiers collide with more than snowboarders and other skiers. Ski areas themselves are dangerous and pose risks to those who use them. Common causes of ski accidents include the following:
Ski accident injuries range from mild to severe and can even cause death. Ski injuries can include:
Ski accidents can occur at any ski resort in Colorado, including:
If you would like to learn more about ski accident injuries or compensation in the Denver area, contact the attorneys at Dormer Harpring. Our ski accident lawyers will gladly listen to your story and offer you an honest assessment of your claim. At Dormer Harpring, we help injured people recover after an accident.
There is never a charge for a consultation at Dormer Harpring, and our fees are based only on the amount we recover. Call us now at (303) 747-4404 or email us via the contact form on this page so our skilled attorneys can assist you.