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By Burg Simpson
March 20, 2020
3 min read


At Vail Mountain Blue Sky Basin

Chair 37 – Skyline Express

FEBRUARY 13, 2020

The law firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, PC, has been retained by the family of Jason Varnish concerning Jason’s death while riding Chair 37 at Vail Mountain on February 13, 2020.

We are seeking witnesses to that incident, including photographs and video of any of the events related to that incident.

If you were a witness, know of witnesses, or know of photographs or video of any events related to that incident, please contact Peter Burg, (303) 792-5595 or

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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