Starting around Thanksgiving and going through March, Vermont’s ski slopes are filled with skiers and snowboarders. While skiing and snowboarding can be potentially risky activities, ski resorts are responsible to not make the experience any more dangerous than it needs to be. Skiers and snowboarders can suffer head injuries, spine or back injuries, broken bones, or other types of life-altering injuries. Many of these injuries could have been prevented had the ski resort taken appropriate safety measures.
If you or a loved one has been injured while skiing or snowboarding, it is vital that you work with a lawyer who can help you recover full compensation. We are Meub Associates our Rutland skiing accident attorneys have helped skiers and snowboarders across Vermont.
When you get your ski pass, you are required to sign a waiver releasing the resort from liability. Many people who have been injured at a ski resort assume that because they signed a waiver they cannot sue the resort.
Many times, this is simply not the case.
Ski resorts are still required to properly maintain the slopes, chairlifts and other equipment. Bare spots, failing to pad lift towers, chairlift accidents or improperly marking trails can lead to severe injuries. Our law firm will look closely into the causes of your accident to determine if the ski resort acted negligently.
Achieving a successful result in snowboarding or skiing injury claims is not always easy. Ski resorts will claim that you waived your right to sue the resort, and that it took reasonable steps to make your experience as safe as possible. In most cases, ski or snowboard accident lawsuits must be filed within one year of the injury. Our law firm is up to these challenges. We can work with expert witnesses who will investigate what happened and testify to the ski resort’s negligence. Every step we take will be geared toward maximizing your overall compensation.
At Meub Associates we have made it our mission to meet the many different legal needs of people across Vermont.