Originally Posted by jbarnow
Skiing is dangerours. Ski at your own risk. Ski within your ability.
hmmm, i'm not defending the money-grubbing lawyer but sounds like the old man wasn't doing anything dangerous
and was skiing within his ability
, and as for the "at your own risk" part...are you telling me that if you had $35k worth of doctor's bills due to someone running into you that you wouldn't sue? Even if that was some cute lil' 8 year old? It's not like the old geezer skied off a cliff and then sued the ski resort for the cliff appearing.
I got slammed into a couple years back from behind (I was skiing about 4 miles/hour approaching a lift) by a beginning skiier and rec'd a concussion... no, I didn't call a lawyer but if I had been seriously F'd up, I don't think I would just grin and bear it.
What i wonder is...wasn't the geezer insured? Seems like a 60 year old is lacking common sense skiing w/out insurance. Strong wind blows and there's another broken hip.