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What is Hiding in the Ski Waiver that the Resort Made You Sign and How Can That Affect Your Personal Injury Case?

By Burg Simpson
April 10, 2017
2 min read

If you have ever been to any of Colorado’s many ski resorts, you were probably required to sign a waiver beforehand. And you probably did not even bother to read the fine print of the waiver the ski resort made you sign before allowing you out on the slopes. However, if you suffer injuries while skiing or snowboarding, that waiver is likely to become extremely important to both you and the resort. Nevertheless, as noted in a recent Outside magazine article, many skiers do not even understand what they are signing— often until it is too late and they have been hurt in a skiing accident.

Recreational Waivers Under Colorado Law

If you receive a personal injury from skiing or snowboarding through no fault of your own, the ski resort will usually attempt to enforce the waiver. Under Colorado law, recreational waivers such as that found in the season passes used by many ski resorts are legal and binding and can prevent you from bringing suit.

The knowledgeable Burg Simpson personal injury lawyers in Denver have litigated the issue of recreational waivers and personal injuries suffered by skiers and snowboarders in many cases. In fact, Burg Simpson attorney James Heckbert was interviewed for the Outside article on ski waivers. James focuses his practice, in part, on ski injuries and is recognized nationally as an expert in representing victims of ski and snowboarding accidents. James has obtained eight jury verdicts and numerous settlements and judgments in excess of $1 million for Burg Simpson clients. So, if you have been injured in a skiing or snowboarding accident, please contact James Heckbert or any other experienced Colorado personal injury attorney from Burg Simpson at 303-792-5595 or online now for a Free Case Evaluation.

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