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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-23-2008, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-26-2008, 09:18 PM
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whom to blame, ski patrol or nature?

You go on any mountain covered in snow, no mattter how many times ski patrol has blown bits of it off, there is still a risk of an avalanche. So as to get to my point, the widow and mother will have a very difficult fight up ahead once the evidence is evaluated.


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haha good old ACC here in NZ means we dont get lawsuits from things like the old guy getting taking out by the kid.
...its an especially good system for accident prone people like myself.
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Well we live in SueVille, so if something happens it means someone is going to get sued soner or later...
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Well we live in SueVille, so if something happens it means someone is going to get sued soner or later...
i've always wondered how far the borders of sueville reach
post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-03-2008, 09:58 PM
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All that is flat out retarded. I'm not sure if anyone has ever read closely the back of a ski ticket or the waiver for a ski pass but I have (atleast here in CO). It pretty much says be prepared and if you get hurt tough shit. Some resorts will carry accidental death insurance but that is about the limitation of what most any hill is willing to be responsible for.

I'll throw in a little bit off a ticket I've got sitting here:

"Holder agrees that using a ski area, including it's lifts, for any purpose can be HAZARDOUS AND INVOLVES THE RISK OF PHYSICAL INJURY OR DEATH. Holder understands that he/she is responsible for having physical dexterity and knowledge to safely load, ride and unload the lifts."

"In consideration and exchange for allowing holder to use the ski area facilities, Holder agrees to ASSUME ALL RISKS, whether or not described above."

"Additionally, Holder agrees NOT TO SUE Vail Resorts (or enter mountain here, I believe the waivers are all the same in Colorado)"

"Holder agrees to HOLD HARMLESS AND RELEASE ANY RELEASED PARTY from ANY AND ALL LIABILITY and/or claims for injury or death to persons or damage to property arising from Holders use of this ticket."

Sounds pretty cut and dry to me, snowboarding/skiing is dangerous. Sadly we live in a sue-happy world full of greedy people who have no problem engaging in risky sports, but can't suck it up and deal with it when something goes wrong. Sorry if I didn't read the facts thouroughly but the guy was skiing and got caught in an avalanche. No reason to punish a mountain. I don't see the National Forests getting sued because somebody goes backcountry and the same thing happens.

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Sounds pretty cut and dry to me, snowboarding/skiing is dangerous. Sadly we live in a sue-happy world full of greedy people who have no problem engaging in risky sports, but can't suck it up and deal with it when something goes wrong.
Thank you! I don't think I could have said it any better.

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Let's keep in mind that had this guy survived he may not have even thought of suing the resort. This is his family members decision who probably know very little to squat about skiing/riding. Also, Utah does not protect their ski areas like Colorado resorts do. I can say that in Colorado this suit would probably be dismissed in the very early stages. I doubt a lawyer would even bother to file it. A Colorado resort can be sued, but they have to do something such as an employee taking a cat out and running over guests. That would stick. An accident like this wouldn't have a chance.
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True on the fact the guy's family is pursuing the lawsuit and the fact they probably don't know dick. Why are they trying to make money off it while they should be grieving? I certainly know the only time I think about money when a friend/family member passes is if I can't afford to dump a good bottle in their memory.

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