Maine Ski Area Not Responsible for Man’s Injuries

November 3, 2011

  • November 3, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    Mainiac says:
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    Hello – Maine’s ski area liability statute bars a person who sustains injury as a result of an inherent risk of skiing from maintaining an action against or recovering from a ski area operator. A person who participates in skiing accepts, as a matter of law, the risks inherent in the sport. The statute does allow an action against a ski area operator for the negligent operation or maintenance of the ski area. (32 M.R.S. ยง 15217) – If operating the chairlift in windy conditions was a negligent act, we may never have another powder day.

    • November 4, 2011 at 2:22 pm
      wudchuck says:
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      skiing is truly a risk anyway. next thing your going to tell me, that the hill i went down is also viable for my fall and broken bones. i bet he was actually playing on the ski lift when the wind came up. how many other folks were on the lift during his timeframe? none of them fell. glad he did not get $2 mil for his claim… i think the lawyer was just trying to get more money into his own pocket… now, the fella that fell down, needs to pay his lawyer for being stupid… get $2 mil out of your own pocket and give that to the lawyer or maybe his 10% of that $2 mil… this is why our courts get bogged down… or we should have that lawyer just pay the defendant the money for being stupid on behalf of the plaintiff…

  • November 7, 2011 at 10:13 am
    nika says:
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    Interesting…



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