Seriously resorts need to figure things out or they are always going to be sued!

Chair Lifts’ Stop on a Dime according to ski area guests!
This story is about a five year old boy who was injured when he fell out of a chair lift and was dragged by the chair injuring him.
The article quotes the family saying the chair lift operator did nothing resulting in the child’s injuries. The resort says the operator acted properly. Both statements conflict and make the resort out to be the liar.
Both are right probably. Resorts never explain how chair lift’s work. Ski areas never explain that chair lifts take 20 feet or more to stop. They never explain that if you were to stop the lift immediately you would catapult riders out of the lift.
The injured boy’s father is quoted saying “Parker’s father said when he looked over at the chair lift operator, she was looking down and didn’t notice the accident until the chair had dragged him 10 to 15 feet.” Ten to fifteen feet is well within the normal stopping distance of a lift.
Why doesn’t the resort say that? Why doesn’t the resort tell everyone riding a lift that lifts don’t stop immediately for three reasons?
· It would catapult everyone off the lift.
· If it is difficult to do.
· It would damage the lift.
However, no, the resort responds the same way each time making them look dumb and get a new name. DEFENDANT!
See Ten Reasons Why People Sue and see the article 5-Year-Old Boy Dragged By Sierra Ski Lift.
What do you think? Leave a comment.
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