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Garfield County, CO – Man Killed at Sunlight Mountain Resort

By Burg Simpson
February 26, 2021
4 min read

Garfield County, CO (February 26, 2021) – A ski accident reported in Garfield County claimed one man’s life on Thursday afternoon. At approximately 1:30 p.m., emergency crews were called to the scene of an accident at the Sunlight Mountain Resort.

Reports from authorities show that a 48-year-old male was involved in a ski accident while at the resort during the early afternoon hours. The man was located unresponsive at the scene. EMS and firefighters arrived at the scene to treat the man. However, he was pronounced deceased while on-site. At this time, the cause of the accident remains under investigation.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Premises Liability in Colorado

Garfield County, CO – Man Killed at Sunlight Mountain ResortEvery year, tens of thousands of people are injured in accidents on another person’s property. In some cases, victims pass away due to the extent of their injuries. A lot of families are unaware of the legal options available to them after losing loved ones.

In Colorado, premises liability cases are able to be filed in some instances where people are injured or killed on another person’s property. The injured party must prove that they were an “invited guest” to the property. Generally, bar patrols are considered invitees, or people who enter the property for business purposes. These guests are owed a duty of care from the property owner. When property owners fail to implement adequate security measures, and their guests are injured, they can be held liable for resulting injuries and damages. Working with Colorado personal injury lawyers will ensure victims and their families are able to get the justice they deserve. In some cases, families are able to recover compensation to help with the costs of funeral expenses, lost wages, and other financial burdens they face moving forward.

For over four decades, the accident lawyers in Colorado at Burg Simpson have fought aggressively to help victims and families throughout the state get the justice and compensation they deserve. Our team has extensive experience in helping victims and their families after being involved in a variety of premises liability cases. Whether a victim sustained injuries in a slip and fall incident or they were assaulted or seriously injured due to inadequate security measures, we strive to help them hold negligent property owners accountable. Our team investigates accidents for families, gathers documents and evidence in support of their claims, and works with experts who can help determine the true costs of their injuries. Our personal injury attorneys in Colorado stop at nothing to make sure victims get justice. If you were injured as a result of another person’s reckless, negligent, or careless actions, or your loved one lost their life, contact our Colorado personal injury law firm at (888) 895-2080 to explore legal options available for you.

Note: Independent sources were used in the creation of this post.  These sources include news reports, police reports, eye-witness reports, social media reports, and first-hand accounts about the injury accident. For that reason, the facts pertaining to the specific events surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writing team. If there is any information that is not correct about a specific incident or if you would prefer that the post be removed, please reach out to us as soon as possible so that we can make the correction or remove the post.  

Disclaimer: At the personal injury law firm of Burg Simpson, we have made it our mission to give back to our local community members. We have dedicated our careers to changing peoples’ lives for the better by fighting for them in court to ensure that they receive fair and full compensation for their injuries and damages after suffering an injury.  We hope these posts will help bring awareness to the dangers of driving and will remind members of our communities to practice safer driving habits and take the necessary precautions to prevent being injured. This is not a solicitation for business. The information in this post should not be misconstrued as medical advice or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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