Park City Mountain/Canyons is the largest ski area in Utah and one of the top destinations for both locals and visitors. Each year, about 200,000 ski and snowboard injuries occur throughout the United States – 10,000 of them on Utah’s magnificent slopes. Injuries are frequently caused by collisions with other skiers or snowboarders, ski lift accidents, skiing instructor negligence and faulty equipment.
Despite the Utah ski law that protects resort owners from lawsuits arising from the “inherent risks” of skiing, you may have a legal case and be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. If your injury was caused by negligence or defective equipment, you can often recover substantial damages, even if you signed a waiver.
Attorney David S. Kottler of Summit Injury Law is a highly skilled and experienced Utah personal injury attorney who will evaluate the particular circumstances of your case and advise you on the best course of action.
Any time negligence results in a ski or snowboard accident that causes serious injury or wrongful death, it is wise to get legal counsel. These types of injuries can greatly alter the course of someone’s life and when they do, it is not unreasonable that a lawsuit be filed to seek financial compensation to assist with that person’s recovery.
At Summit Injury Law, we believe quite strongly that you have rights under these circumstances and you need protection from those that would attempt to avoid their responsibilities. It is important to act quickly if you feel your accident is a result of negligence or faulty equipment. Evidence needs to be obtained and preserved as soon after the accident as possible.
If you have been injured at Canyons Resort while skiing or snowboarding, it is important that you consult with a legal professional who is experienced in personal injury law. To prevent frivolous lawsuits in matters such as this, Utah has enacted certain laws specific to accidents at ski resorts. However, this does not mean that resorts are not responsible for negligence when it comes to their instructors, ski lifts, rental equipment and hazardous conditions on their property.
There is really only one way to find out if you may be able to file a claim for financial compensation. Consult with a Utah personal injury attorney at Summit Injury Law as soon as possible. It is important to act rapidly because if you do have a case, certain actions must be taken as close to the time of the accident as possible.
We all understand that skiing and snowboarding can be dangerous. Utah’s Inherent Risks of Skiing Act provides some protection from endless lawsuits against ski resorts for a sport that is known to involve a good deal of risk.
However, this law does not always protect the resorts from negligence, incompetent personnel or neglectful action or inaction which results in ski and snowboard injuries, collisions with others or ski hill equipment, ski lift accidents or wrongful death. It also does not always protect them from skiing instructor negligence which results in the serious injury of a patron of the resort. Lastly, it does not protect the resort or equipment manufacturers from renting or selling faulty equipment that results in serious injury. No matter what your circumstances are, at Summit Injury Law we will thoroughly evaluate your situation and advise you on the best course of action.
We encourage all prospective clients to speak with our experienced Utah personal injury lawyer. Whether you hire us or not, we are able to provide you with a free case evaluation, so you can make an informed decision.