Vermont Skiing and Snowboarding Accident Lawyers
Chairlift and other ski lift accidents are caused by ski area carelessness or ski lift attendants who are not paying attention and fail to stop a lift in time before someone is injured. Ski areas have the same legal duty to its skiers and snowboarders as other common carriers such as a bus, subway or train have to their passengers.
Arriving on a Vermont ski slope for a day of exercise and relaxation in the outdoors is a past-time for many locals and out-of-state residents. Unfortunately, a day of recreation can turn tragic when you or someone you love suffers and injury due to a reckless skier or snowboarder. Negligence on the slope can result in serious injury, even wrongful death.
Skier and Snowboarder Code of Responsibility
●A snowboarder/skier must always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other skiers and snowboarders.
●People ahead of snowboarders and skiers have the right of way. It is the up-the-hill skier's/snowboarder's responsibility to avoid them.
●A skier and snowboarder have a duty to look uphill and yield to others when starting downhill or merging into a trail.
●A skier/snowboarder has a duty to observe all posted signs and warnings.
At Polow Polow & Mahoney, PLLC, our Vermont skiing accident lawyers represent skiers, snowboarders or riders, and others who have been injured while engaged in outdoor recreational activities. If you or someone you love was involved in a skiing or snowboarding accident, we can protect your rights and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
All victims have the right to fight back. Let us give you the voice you need. Call 802-888-7707 or contact us by e-mail for a free consultation.
Inherent Risk in Skiing or Snowboarding
Personal injury law involving skiing or snowboarding can be tricky. When you choose to put on skis or strap on a snowboard and ride down an mountain, you assume all obvious and inherent risks. If you hit a tree or fall when it is icy, you are responsible for those injuries. However, trails can get crowded and many skiers or riders stand on the side to rest or wait for friends. If you were hit by an out-of-control skier or boarder, you may be able to collect compensation for your injuries, including medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other losses.
Our Vermont skiing accident lawyers represent clients with injuries, including:
- Cuts and lacerations
- Bruises, internal bleeding, deep tissue damage
- Head injuries, including TBI (traumatic brain injury)
- Broken bones
- Torn ACL and other knee injuries
- Scarring, disfigurement or facial damage
Liability in Vermont Ski-Slope Accidents
Liability for snowboarder or skiing accidents in Vermont will take into consideration the skier's code of conduct. Every skier or snowboarder has a duty to maintain control and to be able to stop to avoid other skiers or objects. Any skier ahead of you has the right of way. You cannot stop where you would obstruct a trail. You must observe all signs and posted warnings and slow down in "Slow Skiing" areas. Our attorneys know the slopes and the law as it applies to skiing accidents. We can investigate your case and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Advocacy for Locals, Out-of-State Residents and Canadians
Our Vermont skiing accident lawyers represent clients who have been injured in the Green Mountains, Stowe Mountain Resort, Smuggler's Notch, Jay Peak, Sugarbush, Bolton Valley, Mount Snow, Bromley, Stratton, Pico Peak, Burke Mountain, Mad River Glen, Okemo and Ascutney Mountain.
Our clients include locals, as well as out-of-state residents and Canadians who visit Vermont's mountains. Whether you are local or have been injured here, we can help you recover. Canadians have the same rights as U.S. Citizens to recover for injuries; we represent clients from Montreal, Toronto, Quebec, Ontario and throughout Canada.
For more information about our services or to speak directly with a Hyde Park VT snowboarding injury attorney, please call 802-888-7707 or contact our firm by e-mail.
Free consultations · Flexible appointment schedules · Home visits when necessary · Located conveniently across from Lamoille County Sheriff's Department and the Lamoille County Courthouse in the center of Hyde Park Village.