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Proud to Be Denver, Colorado’s Original Ski Accident Attorneys

Jim Chalat, founding partner of Chalat Hatten & Banker, has been considered a trailblazer in ski law since the 1980s. For over 30 years, he has successfully represented hundreds of skiers and ski lift passengers. Ski and snowboard accident cases, primarily collision cases, are a niche practice area within our law firm and a specialty of each of our firm’s partners. Our ski accident attorneys in the Denver metro area provide unparalleled legal representation in ski and snowboard accident-related injuries. Each lawyer’s extensive knowledge of ski law, medicine, and litigation is why we have handled more ski injury cases than any other U.S. law firm. Our expertise is reflected in the record verdicts and settlements we have achieved for our clients. We represent clients of all ages and ability levels from around the globe.

If you were injured in a ski or snowboarding collision, hurt due to malfunctioning or improperly maintained ski lifts or other equipment, or due to the negligence or dereliction of duty by a ski resort, contact us for a 100% free consultation. Our law firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not collect legal fees until we secure a settlement on your behalf. Our skilled ski accident lawyers will explain your rights, provide straight answers to your legal questions, and guide you through the process with care and compassion. Check out our testimonials to see how we have helped countless clients.

Chalat Hatten & Banker Ski Accident Attorneys in Denver, Colorado

Why Do I Need a Ski Accident Lawyer?

Skiing and snowboarding accidents often result in serious and catastrophic injuries, including spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries, bone fractures, and more. Consequently, ski injury victims oftentimes find themselves suffering from severe financial losses and even loss of enjoyment of life. Anyone who finds themselves in this position may be entitled to compensation. In addition, many states have laws that are specific to skiing. Some states even have statutes that will control a case when a skier has been injured.

If you have been injured while skiing or if you were hit by another skier, your best outcome will be achieved by retaining an experienced ski accident lawyer. Denver’s Chalat Hatten & Banker specializes in ski law and is familiar with the trails and terrain at many popular Colorado ski resorts to aid in successful ski accident reconstruction in court. Other personal injury attorneys who primarily handle car accidents or workers’ compensation claims may not have the expertise necessary to build a strong ski or snowboard accident case.

Why Choose Chalat Hatten & Banker’s Ski Accident Attorneys?

Our senior attorney Jim Chalat is recognized as a national authority on ski law. Jim has authored dozens of articles, published over 20 law review articles, and has contributed several chapters for law texts on the area of ski law. He has presented numerous CLE courses on ski law, appeared for national and local media on the topic, and has been invited to speak to professional and amateur ski patrols, the American Avalanche Institute, and other industry groups. As a result of Jim’s achievements, he has burgeoned a law firm of highly successful ski injury lawyers, each of whom also specializes in ski law, medicine, and litigation. All of our attorneys are also actively involved with legislation reform, specifically for ski safety.

Verdicts and Settlements

$305K Steamboat Ski Accident Settlement
$1.5M Snowboarding Accident Settlement
$675K Snowmass Ski Collision Settlement
$6.1M Ski Resort Negligence Verdict
$303K Copper Mountain Ski Collision Settlement
$1.5M Snowbird Ski Accident Settlement
$300K Reckless Skiing Accident Settlement

Client Testimonials

“Attorney and Advocate: Best Attorney in Colorado! I retained Jim after a ski accident collision in Colorado. I was hit while skiing and suffered a mild traumatic brain injury, broken ribs, and a partially collapsed lung. I hired Jim and that was the best thing I’ve ever done in my life! Jim was compassionate, objective, fair, considerate, and intelligent. He is an expert in Colorado personal injury law and is extremely knowledgeable about the consequences of brain injury. He advocated for the best outcome in my case and I always felt that he was 100% on my side. Let’s hope I’m never in another accident in Colorado; however, if I was, I’d hire Jim in a second. He is an incredible attorney and a wonderful, intelligent, compassionate human being.”Client Review, AVVO.com

“My wife and I couldn’t have gone through our complicated ski injury lawsuit without the help and support from Mr. and Mrs. Chalat and their entire organization. We are forever grateful for their help!” – SK

“Outstanding, Professional! After skiing for 40+ years, I was injured by a careless snowboarder and hospitalized. Attorney Russell Hatten carefully reviewed my case, assembled my medical bills, and discovered and sued their insurance company. He organized and handled all matters with care and excellent preparation… Recovered and now able to ski again! Can’t thank him and this firm enough and wholeheartedly 100% recommend his firm. Thank You!”R. Hollander

Consult Our Seasoned Ski and Snowboard Accident Attorneys

If you could benefit from the advice of seasoned ski or snowboard accident attorneys in the Denver metro area, contact Chalat Hatten & Banker. Our law firm is experienced with cases involving ski crashes, ski lift accidents, and ski resort negligence. We can work with you to prove the other party’s fault and get the compensation you need to make a full recovery. No matter the circumstances, we urge you to consult with us to go over your best options.

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