In Vermont if you are involved in an accident on the slopes you must provide your contact information with the other skier. Leaving the scene of an accident without doing so may result in criminal charges. If any party is seriously injured, ski patrol should be called immediately and all involved skiers are required to provide the reporting patrollers a statement. Do not move any person who has lost consciousness or may have neck or back injuries. If you believe you have been injured, seek medical care immediately. If possible, take photos or video of the skiers involved and the location of the accident on the slope.
Following a ski accident, keep your equipment and clothes for inspection by a forensic engineer. Also keep your ski pass or lift ticket. And if the accident was not your fault, contact a ski lawyer promptly. Ski area employees, including ski patrollers, tend to be seasonal workers and transient. Ski areas also vary trails and signage from year to year, and of course snow conditions vary dramatically. And in Vermont the statute of limitations for ski injury cases is one year as opposed to three years for most other negligence cases. If you have any questions about your ski injury claim please call me today at 802-888-7707.