The state of Utah is visited by hundreds of thousands of skiers and snowboarders every year, and ski resorts are a vital part of the local economy’s success. Ski resorts have such an impact that they are protected by the Utah Ski Law from certain types of injury claims. This can create real problems after an injury has occurred at Snowbird Ski Resort, a popular destination for both local and out-of-town skiers.
A Utah personal injury lawyer from Summit Injury Law can help in determining if your injury claim is outside the restriction of this state law. In many cases, it is determined that ski or snowboard injuries were not caused through the “inherent dangers of skiing” rather as a result of resort negligence like skiing instructor negligence, negligent ski lift operation or a failure to exercise reasonable care for the safety of visitors in some other way. Some serious injury claims are the result of faulty equipment, particularly cases of faulty ski bindings that failed to perform, leading to injury.
Many of the accidents that take place at Snowbird or other ski resorts in the Salt Lake City area are not the result of the inherent dangers in skiing. When this is the case, and it can be established that some form of resort negligence contributed to the injury, legal action should be taken immediately. Pursuing compensation for damages in claims against Snowbird should be addressed with the help of an experienced attorney from the firm. With a depth of understanding of the Utah Ski Law, David S. Kottler can quickly establish the best way to move forward, and advise you of what you can expect in the claims process.
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.