Assumption of Risk

Ashley Meyers and Team Beeman obtained summary judgment in favor of the firm’s client, a snowboarder who collided with a skier in a “blind spot” on a ski run at Squaw Valley. The skier sustained severe orthopedic injuries, and alleged that the snowboarder was acting recklessly at the time of the collision. We successfully argued for the application of the doctrine of primary assumption of the risk and established that neither the snowboarder’s speed nor his trajectory increased the risks inherent in the sport.