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Negligent Resort Owners Must Be Held Accountable For Skiing And Snowboarding Accidents

While risky, skiing and snowboarding are popular pastimes. Enthusiasts look forward to taking to their local slopes. From the bindings on their skis to the conditions of the hills, they assume that the resort owner has attended to everything and made the property reasonably safe. Sadly, that is not always the case. Many skiers and snowboarders have suffered catastrophic and life-changing injuries when safety was not a top priority.

At Abraham Smith & Waldsmith, LLP, our attorneys have worked for over 30 years to hold negligent parties accountable.

Gross negligence may trump the release of liability that a resort owner made you sign. Contact us at 415-421-7995 or toll-free at 888-745-2988. We represent clients in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout Northern California.

Unforeseen Dangers Can Lead To Serious Injuries

Defective bindings cause a skier to lose control while flying down a hill. Chairlifts and gondolas can malfunction, causing a fall from great heights. The terrain of a slope may not be clear or warning signs may be lacking, creating danger for a skier or snowboarder. Yes, you may have signed a release waiving the resort owner of responsibility, but there are times when unforeseen danger causes the most serious and deadly injuries.

Getting To The Facts Of An Injury-Causing Collision

At Abraham Smith & Waldsmith, LLP, we don’t assume that the resort owners drafted a well-written release. Yes, there are risks and reckless skiers and snowboarders. However, that does not excuse negligence by a company that owns ski hills or manufactures skiing and snowboarding products.

We perform the due diligence necessary to build your claim. We secure the experts needed to tell the story. We serve as your most dedicated and diligent advocate.

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding an accident at Bear Valley, Lake Tahoe, Mammoth Lakes or Shasta Lake, please contact us.

Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith

Managing Partner

Robert B. Waldsmith

Robert J. Waldsmith

Partner, 1999

William B. Smith

William B. Smith

Partner, 1978

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Claims related to sports and recreation injuries can be complicated. These cases often include issues involving waivers and the “assumption of risk” defense.


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When you or a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), life changes dramatically. Even mild TBIs can lead to years of recovery and rehabilitation.


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