I feel that the instructor/ski school negligent in not evaluating his skills/stopping ability properly. He is 8 years old.
You need to have a lawyer look at this as there are many factors in play. Please find a lawyer near you to ask them. Consultations are free and generally on a contingency fee basis.
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Absolutely consult with local/qualified counsel. Most importantly, all the best to your son. Pretty certain that your state puts the interests of business ahead of people. Good luck.
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I'm very sorry about your son's situation. I hope he has a speedy and full recovery.
You should visit a local personal injury lawyer immediately. Sometimes there are releases on the ski lift passage that are sometimes legally enforceable. Depends on the state. See a local lawyer soon. Best wishes
There is a strong chance, although it is impossible to say for sure. Your initial consultation with a personal injury attorney will give you a sense of whether you can prove (1) duty, (2) breach of duty/standard of care, (3) factual and proximate causation, and (4) damages. It appears that elements (1) and (4) will be relatively easy to prove, but (2) and (3) will require a personal injury attorney's closer scrutiny. I pray good health and resiliency for your son, and augmented peace of mind for you. All the best.
The laws protecting ski resorts are changing, and cases are starting to go the way of the plaintiff, where a few years ago, you'd be out of luck.
oK Here in Vt there is a short statute of limitations for ski related cases 12VSA 513 There is also an assumption of risk statute also the ski area probably asked you as the adult to sign paperwork essentially relieving them of liability except in cases of gross negligence Please contact a lawyer to go over all of the facts and circumstances soon This is a tough case and depending on your sons recovery perhaps not economically viable.
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I would recommend that you contact an attorney who is experienced in litigating personal injury claims against ski resorts in Vermont. Hopefully your young son is enjoying a quick recovery.
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