Recreational Liability

Well-known and respected organizations and companies look to Melick & Porter for our specialized knowledge and experience to successfully defend their recreational lawsuits. Our clients include youth and community organizations, ski resorts, golf courses, tubing parks, alpine slides, skating rinks, athletic facilities, amusement parks, campgrounds, boating and canoeing operators, and mountain biking facilities. Our attorneys have successfully defended organizations against claims of negligent supervision, coaching, refereeing, and facility management. We have secured defense verdicts in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims. We have also worked with organizations to resolve difficult claims involving abuse and molestation.

Our sports and recreation work includes defending companies in product liability cases. We have represented manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of sports equipment, including snowboards, recreational tramways, skis, ski bindings, climbing equipment, and bicycles.

Our attorneys regularly counsel sports and recreation companies and organizations on how to avoid or minimize their liability risks. We routinely draft participation forms and release agreements, and we have successfully enforced such releases signed by adults and minors. Furthermore, our regular consultations with our clients helps them improve their safety policies and procedures and streamline their accident investigations.

If you are facing a recreational liability claim, need to update your participation forms or release agreements, or are looking for assistance with an accident investigation, Melick & Porter should be part of your team.