Posted on May 21, 2007 in Personal Injury
Ski area liability in most states is now governed by statute. Ohio has a regulatory statute, r.c. 4169 et seq that incorporates ansi standards as law. It can be argued that this statute is an absolute liability statute. This statute puts the resposibility for safe lift operation squarely on the shoulders of the owner of the ski resort . There is excellant language in this statute such as , "The ski lift shall be immediately stopped if there is the POSSIBILITY of danger."
This statute also makes clear that the skier has certain obligations . If you have a lift accident in the state of Ohio I would be glad to help you in a cocounsel arrangement . So far I know of one successful wrongful death verdict, one in which I participated, where this statue created the laibility that was found by the jury.
submitted by Anthony castelli attorney www.castellilaw.com