Skiers urged to stay safe on slopes

17 March 2011 15:36

Skiers have been reminded to keep safe on the slopes during the February half-term break

Skiers have been reminded to keep safe on the slopes during the February half-term break

Skiers and snowboarders have been reminded to stay safe on the slopes during the February half-term break and be aware of other people using the piste.

While skiing can be great fun it is always useful to remember that even the most talented and skilful skiers and boarders can end up the victim of an injury. Holidaymakers would be well advised to make sure they have taken out medical travel insurance before taking to the slopes.

By remembering the "skier's code", people can not only avoid a nasty injury but also steer clear of any potential lawsuits caused by accidents on the slopes.

Solicitors Russell Jones and Walker advised those taking to the piste to be particularly mindful of the presence of others and reminded holidaymakers that priority is always given to the downhill skier.

Personal injury lawyer and senior partner of Russell Jones and Walker, Paul Kitson, said: "If a person is struck from behind by a skier and suffers injuries as a result, in terms of liability, the person behind is at fault, as would be the case if you were struck from behind by another car whilst driving."

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