Your Rights If You Are Injured in a Ski Lift Accident
Ski lifts provide a convenient and fast method of transportation for skiers hitting the slopes during the winter season. While lifts are generally safe, there are some risks to riding them. If you do fall from a ski lift, you will want to know whether you can obtain compensation for your injuries and who can be held liable for your damages.
At Flesch and Beck Law, we represent individuals who have been injured in ski lift accidents. Our experienced legal team will help you understand your rights and will pursue compensation on your behalf. If you fell off a ski lift in the Denver area, contact our office to schedule a free consultation. Let us help you get the financial recovery you deserve.
Who Is Liable for an Accident Involving a Ski Lift?
Liability in a ski lift accident will depend on who or what caused your injuries. For instance, the operator of the ski lift may be held legally responsible for accidents if they were negligent in the operation or maintenance of it. A manufacturer of a defective part within the chairlift may be held liable if the part was what caused the accident.
Who can be held liable in a ski lift accident:
- The owner or operator of the ski lift
- A negligent manufacturer
- A third party who caused your injuries
In order to determine who or what caused the accident, there usually needs to be an independent investigation. A personal injury lawyer can conduct a thorough investigation to help ensure that the right parties are held liable for your injuries.
What If I Signed a Waiver?
While waivers of liability are generally enforceable in Colorado, it does not mean that it will be in your case. If a party was negligent in the operation of the ski lift, causing your injuries, you may still be able to pursue compensation. Additionally, some things may fall outside of the scope of the waiver of liability.
What Should I Do If I am Injured in a Ski Lift Accident?
If you are involved in a ski lift accident, you need to seek medical attention for your injuries. Even minor injuries should be taken seriously. In some cases, injuries may become more serious over time. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. The best way to ensure you receive the financial recovery you deserve is by consulting with an attorney.
Contact Our Office Today!
Were you injured by falling off a ski lift in Colorado? You may have a valid claim for damages. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation. Our legal team will work with you one-on-one to help you decide the best course of action with your case.
We have secured multiple multi-million dollar recoveries and will fight tirelessly for you and your family, always working to get you a favorable outcome in your case. Contact our office today to get started. We proudly serve clients throughout the Denver area.