Attorney and client do not understand how ski bindings work

English: Alpine ski binding Polski: Wiązanie d...

Complaint alleges that a binding failed during a slow fall.

Torque, pressure is the reason why ski bindings release. If there is not enough torque, then the binding will not release. Slow falls do not produce enough torque to release a binding. The overall pressure may be enough; however, the pressure is over a longer period of time which never meets the limits that release the binding.

Consequently, slow falls may not release a ski binding.

The plaintiff was skiing slowly when she fell according to the article. Her binding failed to release resulting in a knee injury and a severely broken leg. The plaintiff’s complaint alleges that skiing slowly should have prevented the injuries. Consequently, the rented binding was at fault.

Because plaintiff was skiing at such a low rate of speed on an easy run, the injuries she suffered could not have been caused in the absence of the negligence of the defendants.

The plaintiff rented the skis and bindings from the Four Seasons Resort at Jackson Hole Resort.

This is going to be interesting.

See Ski rental sparks suit.

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