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Ski Liability Lawsuits for Ski & Snowboard Incidents

By Burg Simpson
March 20, 2020
3 min read

Understanding the Waiver on your Ski Lift Ticket and How it Can Affect Your Personal Injury Case

If you have ever been on the slopes of one of Colorado’s many ski resorts, you have probably seen the waiver on the back of your lift ticket, but did not read the fine print. However, if you have suffered from an injury while skiing or snowboarding, that waiver will likely become very important to both you and the resort.

Recreational Waivers Under Colorado Law

If you are injured in a skiing or snowboarding incident through the negligence of the ski area, the 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 may prevent you from bringing suit.

The knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyers at Burg Simpson have litigated the issue of recreational waivers and personal injuries suffered by skiers and snowboarders in many cases. If you have been injured in a skiing or snowboarding accident, please contact our experienced Colorado personal injury lawyers from Burg Simpson at 303-792-5595 or online now for a Free Case Evaluation.

If you have been injured in a skiing or snowboarding incident caused by the negligence of another party, call us at Burg Simpson to speak with an experienced attorney on our personal injury team. If you have been injured, we are here to help you.

About Peter Burg

Peter W. Burg J.D. is one of America’s leading trial lawyers and one of the country’s foremost legal experts handling claims for persons with traumatic brain and/or spinal cord injuries.  Mr. Burg is a senior shareholder at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, a national trial firm known for fighting for victims of negligence, malfeasance, malpractice, and abuse that has secured over $1 billion in verdicts, settlements, and judgments on behalf of its clients.

Over the course of his career spanning nearly four decades, Mr. Burg has successfully represented high-profile cases including significant and catastrophic injuries arising from product liability, dangerous pharmaceuticals and medical devices, construction defects, motor vehicle and trucking crashes, and ski and snowboarding incidents.

About Burg Simpson

Burg Simpson Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine currently has more than 70 trial attorneys who provide nationwide legal representation. The firm is based in Colorado and has offices in Arizona, Ohio, Wyoming, New Mexico, Nevada, and Florida.

Burg Simpson’s award-winning trial lawyers represent clients with legal matters that range from personal injury and bad faith insurance litigation,  to business and commercial litigation, construction defects, mass torts, medical malpractice, and workers’ compensation.

Founded in 1976, Burg Simpson has proven track record of success and has collected over $1 billion in verdicts, judgments, and settlements on behalf of its clients. Burg Simpson’s attorneys have been named as national lead counsel and earned federal court appointments in several cases, such as YAZ/Yasmin®, Pradaxa®, Ortho Evra®, Gadolinium-based contrast agents, Heparin, DePuy ASR®, Bextra/Celebrex, Zyprexa®, and testosterone replacement therapy.

Over the past four decades, Burg Simpson’s highly-skilled and results-driven trial attorneys have gained a national reputation and the depth of experience necessary to garner significant awards. The firm has been consistently recognized for excellence by The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Legal 500, 5280 Top Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Burg Simpson’s team of trial lawyers has spent over 40 years fighting for the legal rights of those harmed by the actions or inactions of negligent corporations and individuals.

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