Colorado’s Ski Accident Attorneys

Participating in winter sports comes with risk, and injuries and accidents can happen to even the most experienced skier and snowboarder. As with other kinds of personal injury, people who suffer an injury while skiing or snowboarding have certain rights under the law, including, in some cases, the right to financial compensation.

When there is a lot at stake, the lawyer you choose makes a difference. The attorneys at Chalat Hatten & Banker, PC have expertly represented ski and snowboard-related personal injury cases throughout Colorado and all over the country for over 30 years. Each lawyer’s extensive knowledge of ski law, medicine, and litigation is why we have handled more ski injury cases than any firm in the U.S. and is reflected in record verdicts and settlements we have achieved for our clients.

If you were injured in a ski or snowboard collision, hurt due to malfunctioning or improperly maintained ski lifts or other equipment, or from the negligence of a ski resort, contact us for a 100% free consultation. We will explain your rights, provide straight answers to your legal questions and guide you through the process with care and compassion.

About Our Firm

Ski and snowboard injury cases is a niche practice area within our law firm and one that each of our firm’s partners specializes in. Jim Chalat, founding partner of Chalat Hatten & Banker, PC, has been considered a trailblazer in ski law since the 1980s. For over 30 years, he has successfully represented hundreds of injured skiers and snowboarders in their accident claims, including taking several record verdicts and settlements. 

Our firm is locally and nationally known for our representation in snow sport injury cases. This can, in part, be attributed to the reputation we have built by succeeding with integrity – a core value at the forefront of our practice. Our attorneys are also avid skiers who not only know the trails and terrain at the Colorado ski areas, but also have immense experience in ski accident reconstruction.

We remain fully operational to assist those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, while taking the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our clients, staff, and community. We continue to aggressively advocate for our clients and welcome the opportunity to do so for you.

Verdicts & Settlements

What Our Clients Say

I am so grateful for Chalat Law. I was involved in a terrible ski collision, and suffered for months. I had a very positive experience working with Jim Chalat. I was comfortable and confident with his expertise concerning my injury and my case. As a small firm, they pay special attention to you and help you any way they can. I would highly recommend them!

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!

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 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 human being.

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!

My experience with Evan Banker and Jim Chalat was extremely positive. They are ethical, trustworthy, professional, and responsive. They take their fiduciary responsibilities towards their clients very seriously, and advocate strongly and effectively for their clients. I would recommend Evan and Jim for anyone seeking personal, knowledgeable and experienced counsel.

I had a challenging situation related to a ski injury. I do not live in Colorado and sought experienced counsel to represent me. The attorneys at Chalat Hatten & Banker were responsive, balanced and effective. I am thankful for the quality representation I received. Would highly recommend.