I will be skiing this winter with friends at an Ontario ski resort. Who is responsible if I am injured while skiing?
If you sustained an injury while skiing that was caused by the negligence of another party, you may be able to sue the at fault party for your damages. If you collided with a skier or who was behaving recklessly or carelessly, you may have a claim against this person. If the ski hill terrain was poorly designed, maintained or designed, you may have a claim against the parties responsible for these duties. You may also have a claim against your instructor and the ski resort owner and operator if you were improperly instructed or you were lead to a terrain that was beyond your capability level.
Given the high risk of personal injuries, ski facilities have developed methods such as waivers to protect themselves from liability. Before hitting the slopes, understand the risks and take proper safety precautions. If you do sustain an injury, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who can advise you of your rights.