Many times, a skier is skiing recklessly and crashes into another skier. Other times, a skier is simply not paying attention to others on the runway and causes a collision Skiers who are negligent on the mountain and injury another skier can be held legally responsible for the injuries and harm caused by their conduct.
Top Michigan Ski Areas & Mountains
Michigan has forty-nine ski areas, which is the second most in the United States. There are 308 active ski lifts inspected annually for State and National standards, both before and during operation. The most popular snow ski destinations include:
- Boyne Mountain
- Boyne Highlands
- Nubs Nob
- Shanty Creek
- Schuss Mountain
- Crystal Mountain
- Tree Tops Resort
- Black Jack Ski Resort
- Mt. Brighton
- Mt. Holly
- Alpine Valley
- Pine Knob
- and many others including numerous in the Upper Peninsula
Michigan Skier Conduct Injury Laws
MCL 408.341 regulates the “conduct of skier; prohibited acts.”
The Statute says that a skier shall conduct himself or herself within the limits of his or her individual ability and may be liable for negligent acts on the ski slopes or chair lifts. The law does recognize that there are inherent risks in snow skiing and snow boarding and therefore an injured skier assumes the risks of injury on the slopes and can only file a lawsuit if another skier acted negligently and caused serious injuries.
In cases involving skier collisions, an injured skier can file a lawsuit against the negligent skier for compensation and a settlement. Typically, the homeowner's insurance company for the negligent skier pays the settlement.
Contact The Top Michigan Ski Accident Injury Lawyers
It is important to contact a Michigan ski injury lawyer as soon as possible after the accident to investigate your case to determine whether you have a valid claim for your injuries. Our experienced attorneys will perform a thorough investigation and pursue all claims on your behalf. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to get started on your case.
We charge no legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement. We all pay all case costs and expenses. If your case is unsuccessful for any reason, you owe us nothing. We put that in writing for you.