Schedule a free consultation


Skiing Collision Lawyer

Colorado is a snow-lovers paradise. Some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the country is available throughout the state, including Aspen, Vail and Breckenridge.  

The Colorado Ski Safety Act sets forth rules, regulations and guidelines for the ski industry. Among the most important aspects of the act is the fact that it outlines a duty of care owed by uphill skiers to avoid collisions with those downhill.  

Snowboard Collisions Attorney in Denver

These are complex cases best handled by an experienced Colorado Snowboard Collisions attorney. Contacting an experienced law firm in the immediate aftermath of an accident is the best thing you can do to protect your rights and the financial well-being of you and your family.  

Ski and Snowboard Injury Claims

Common types of ski resort injuries include:  
  • Collisions with other skiers. 
  • Collisions with fixed objects, such as trees. 
  • Ski lift injuries. 
  • Injuries resulting from poorly designed or maintained slopes.  
  • Failure to warn of hazards.  
  • Poor training or lack of proper supervision.  
  • Defective ski rental equipment. 
  • Slip and fall injuries.  
When an injury is caused by the negligent acts or omissions of another patron or a resort or slope operator, victims are entitled to compensation. Like other types of personal injury claims, your Colorado ski injury attorney must prove:  
  • that the person being sued (the defendant) owed a duty of care to the plaintiff; 
  • that the defendant breached that duty of care; 
  • that the defendant’s breach was the cause of the injury; and 
  • that the plaintiff sustained monetary damages from his or her injuries. 
FIEDLER Trial Lawyers provides passionate, principled and proven representation to victims and families looking for an experienced personal injury lawyer in Denver or the surrounding areas, including Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Ken Caryl, Columbine, Golden, Lakewood, Broomfield, and Arvada.  

Colorado Ski and Snowboard Injury Lawsuits

The Colorado Ski Safety Act outlines responsibilities of skiers, ski lift companies, ski operators and ski lift operators. Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be liable if violation of a safety law, regulation or ordinance has occurred and injury resulted. Under the act, negligence is presumed for any person or company that violates the requirements of the Ski Safety Act.  

Obligations of ski operators under the act including:  

  •  The installation and maintenance of a sign system, including notice of slope difficulty.  
  • Proper lighting and operation of snow-grooming equipment.  
  • Conspicuous maintenance notices.  
  • Removal of careless or reckless skiers.  
  • Proper lighting and operation of snowmobiles.  
  • Proper slope maintenance.  
  • Proper training of employees and slope supervisiors.  

Additionally, the law imposes responsibilities upon individual skiers, who can also be found liable for causing or contributing to an injury accident. Skiers must:  

  • Know their ability and skill level.  
  • Maintain control and speed.  
  • Maintain proper lookout for persons downhill and avoid collisions.  
  • Properly cross slopes.  
  • Not ski under the influence.  

The very nature of ski slopes means that conditions change daily, and sometimes hourly. When an injury occurs, victims are best served by immediate consultation with an experienced Colorado ski injury law firm.

Asked Questions

What to do after a car accident?

If you’ve been injured in an accident, there are several important steps you should take to protect your health and legal rights
  • Dial 911 – Emergency Services. Get checked out by emergency responders, even if you think injuries are minor, you should always get evaluated. If the accident involved a motor vehicle, file a report with the police This documentation could be important later on.
  • Document the Scene: If possible, take photos of the accident scene, your injuries, and any damage to vehicles or property. Collect contact information from witnesses and others involved in the accident READ MORE…

When involved in a personal injury claim, the process can be very intimidating. Many individuals facing this situation are often dealing with life-altering injuries, high medical bills, financial hardships and find themselves feeling very vulnerable.

Hiring a personal injury lawyer can be beneficial in a variety of situations, particularly when you have sustained significant injuries or damages due to someone else’s negligenceREAD MORE…

After being injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be wondering if you actually need to hire a personal injury lawyer. You would want to consult with an attorney, because in most cases, there will be an opposing party in your case that will be working against you. Choosing the right personal injury lawyer for your case is important to ensure you receive the best possible representation and outcome. Hiring a Denver Personal injury lawyer that specializes in that area of law is crucial, to ensure that you are getting proper representation, and your case is in good hands. Having an experienced lawyer like FIEDLER Trial Lawyers is helpful and provides powerful representation.

Here are some tips to help you choose the right lawyer:READ MORE…

The cost of hiring a personal injury lawyer can vary depending on the lawyer and the specifics of your case. However, personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means they only get paid if they win your case. Here’s how the contingency fee structure typically works and other potential costs to consider:

Contingency Fees: Percentage of Recovery: If the lawyer works on a contingency fee basis, they will take a percentage of the settlement or judgment amount you receive if you win your case. This percentage is typically around 33% to 40% but can vary depending on the lawyer and the jurisdiction.

No Win, No Fee: If you do not win your case, the lawyer will not charge you for legal fees. However, there may still be other costs you could be responsible for (discussed below).RAED MORE…

In a personal injury claim, you may be entitled to several types of compensation, also known as damages, to address the losses and injuries you’ve suffered due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. The types of compensation typically fall into three main categories: economic, non-economic, and, in some cases, punitive damages. Here’s an overview of each:

Economic Damages: These damages are intended to compensate you for actual financial losses resulting from the injury:

Medical Expenses: Compensation for past, current, and future medical costs, including hospital bills, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, and any other necessary medical treatment. READ MORE…

The value of a personal injury case can vary greatly depending on several factors unique to your situation. Since each case is different, there is no standard formula to calculate the exact value. However, here are some key factors that generally affect the worth of a personal injury case:
Severity of Injuries: The more serious and long-lasting your injuries, the higher the potential value of your case. This includes considering whether your injuries result in permanent disability or disfigurement.
Medical Expenses: Your case will take into account all medical expenses you have incurred, as well as future medical costs related to your injury.
Lost Wages and Earning Capacity: The case can include compensation for lost income due to time off work and any future loss of earning capacity if your injuries affect your ability to work.READ MORE…

Our Client’s Say It Best

The best way to know and trust our Attorney Law Firm is to read
directly from our own clients.


10 months ago

This is the representation that you are looking for! Ken Fiedler hits every box; from punctuality to communication to professionalism. I couldn’t be more satisfied to have chosen Ken to solve this unfortunate problem of mine. He will do the same for you!


a year ago

I want to take this opportunity to thank this team for everything they did for my family. James and Ken worked on my case with the dedication and tact that you need the most. They fought for my family like I was part of theirs and made me feel seen and heard. This is the type of law firm you want and…


a year ago

Ken and his staff are top notch! Ken helped my son and I with our auto accident case. He always took the time to answer our questions or explain things in more detail if needed. Ken is honest, straightforward, and a pleasure to work with. I will always recommend Ken and his team and…

TIME To Take Action

We make it simple. No time for a phone call now? Complete this form and we will schedule a call at your convenience. Your information is confidential.


4725 S. Monaco Street, Suite 120
Denver, CO 80237
Phone: 720-996-6000

1800 Wazee Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO  80202

77 West Wacker Drive, Suite 4500
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 303-225-5536

Free detailed case review.


Scroll to Top