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Ski and Snowboarding Accidents

Colorado Ski Accident Attorneys

Due to the Colorado Ski Safety Act, the types of skiing accidents or snowboarding accidents that are recoverable have been significantly narrowed. Essentially, any skiing or snowboarding accident that is a result of the inherent dangers of skiing is not actionable. Every case is different, and requires the skilled analysis of an experienced Denver skiing accident attorney.

At the law firm of Giometti & Mereness P.C., our attorneys have nearly three decades of experience in representing individuals, families and companies in accident cases of all types, including skiing accidents. Whether a skiing or snowboarding accident has merit can only be determined by a knowledgeable attorney. We provide exceptional and efficient legal representation at reasonable costs.

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Recoverable Snowboarding or Skiing Accidents

In general, there are only a few types of snowboarding or skiing accidents in Colorado in which injured parties can seek compensation. The first is a collision or accident between skiers or snowboarders. A collision has to have been the result of negligence or recklessness between a skier or snowboarder. The second is a defective/faulty ski-lift operation. This can be due to the negligence of a ski-lift operator or skiing resort employee. Accidents that occur due to the design of a ski resort are not actionable because they are viewed as being inherent to the danger of skiing. A skier or snowboarder assumes the risk of skiing and therefore cannot sue because of this.

Serious Ski and Snowboarding Injuries

Skiing and snowboarding injuries can be catastrophic. They can result in serious back or spinal cord injuries, permanent paralysis, disability and head or brain trauma. Our firm can represent you in a personal injury or wrongful death case due to any of these catastrophic ski injuries. We also provide defense representation for individuals, businesses and insurance companies.

Contact Our Ski and Snowboard Injury Lawyers

To schedule an initial consultation with one of our Colorado snowboard injury attorneys, call 303-333-1957 or e-mail our law firm in Denver, Colorado. We are one of the most proficient and experienced personal injury, insurance and wrongful death law firms in Denver.

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Trial results confirm we are among the best trial lawyers in Colorado in handling wrongful death, bodily injury, property damage, uninsured/underinsured motorist, insurance coverage and insurance bad faith litigation.

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Wrongful Death

We literally “wrote the book” about Colorado wrongful death law. See our Publications to learn more about our book G. Giometti, Colorado Handbook of Wrongful Death Law ( 4th Ed. 2019).  For years attorneys throughout the state have contacted our firm for guidance in handling wrongful death claims.  Contact us to benefit from our experience.

Insurance Bad Faith

We also “wrote the book” about insurance bad faith law in Colorado. See our Publications to learn more about our book G. Giometti, Colorado Law of Insurance Bad Faith (4th Ed. 2015).  We are highly experienced in analyzing complex insurance coverage issues, pursuing declaratory judgment actions, and litigating bad faith claims arising out of coverage and claims handling disputes.

Auto Accidents

We also “wrote the book” about motor vehicle accident litigation and insurance in Colorado. See our Publications to learn more about our book G. Giometti, Colorado Automobile Accident Litigation & Insurance Handbook (3rd Ed. 2018).   We are experienced in handling all types of motor vehicle accident cases, particularly those involving traumatic brain injuries and spinal injuries.