Are Skiers Liable for Injuries?

At ski resorts throughout Utah and all over the United States, there are more and more people skiing, and the slopes are getting more and more crowded. Unfortunately, that means more and more collisions are occurring between skiers and snowboarders. This often results in very serious injuries.

The downhill skier always has the right of way. If somebody is skiing down and hits you from above, whether they are skiing or snowboarding, they are absolutely legally liable and responsible for all of the harm, damage and injury they have caused you.

One of the things that people often don’t understand is that homeowners’ coverage applies to you while you are skiing or snowboarding. If you are hit by another skier or snowboarder, and they either own a home or reside in a family member’s home, that homeowners’ coverage is going to apply to them. That allows you to have a source to collect from to recover damages for your injuries.