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Sue a Ski Resort? Fuhgeddaboudit!

Schussers beware. That is the advice of J. Craig Williams at his blog May it Please the Court. Every year, he observes, someone gets hurt on the ski slopes and then sues the ski resort to recover for the injuries. Unfortunately, this legal reasoning is fractured, Williams says, for one simple reason: "Practically all of the courts routinely reject these claims because the skier 'assumed the risk' of injury as soon as she stepped on the snow. It's really that simple."

Rather than resort to lawyers after the fall, take precautions in advance to minimize risk, Williams advises. First on his list: Hire a ski instructor.

"It's well worth it. You and the ski instructor will be able to cut the long lift lines and get right to the top, you'll get personal instruction and you're less likely to get injured and your day on the slopes will be much more enjoyable."

Williams, by the way, speaks not only as a lawyer. He is himself a ski instructor -- and has a little pin to prove it.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on February 8, 2007 at 05:48 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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