Recreational Accidents

The trial attorneys at Sylvester & Brow have successfully represented individuals injured or killed while involved in sports or recreational activities. By way of example, the firm has handled matters involving downhill skiing and ski lifts, snowmobiling, diving, swimming pools, ATV’s, guns, trampolines, playground equipment, boating, and train accidents.

A few examples of the types of recreational accidents we have handled and the results are as follows:

  • $2,500,000.00 Recovery for wrongful deaths in a recreational boating accident.
  • $1,750,000.00 Recovery for injuries in a swimming pool/diving board accident.
  • $1,750,000.00 Recovery for failure to warn of the dangers of diving into the deep end of an in-ground pool that had the appearance of being safe.
  • $1,500,000.00 Jury Verdict by a beginner/low intermediate skier for injuries caused by the negligent maintenance and grooming of its trail.
  • $1,500,000.00 Recovery for negligence of a ski area for allowing an unreasonably dangerous condition to exist on its premises.
  • $500,000.00 Settlement against a ski area for negligence in its failure to properly inspect its trails, and remove hidden unsafe conditions.
  • $500,000.00 Settlement against a ski area for not closing an unreasonably dangerous trail after they had notice of the dangerous condition.
  • United States District Court Jury Verdict for the failure of a ski area to safely operate and maintain its ski lift equipment.
  • Recovery of the operators of a summer camp for failing to properly monitor and supervise the plaintiff while in the camp pool.

If you, a family member, or a loved one has suffered injuries or death as a result of a recreational accident and need a personal injury lawyer in Vermont, the recreational accident attorneys at Sylvester & Brow can assist you.

Feel free to contact us via our inquiry form or call collect at 802-864-5723 for a free initial consultation and case evaluation with one or our lawyers. We provide our services on a Contingency Fee basis. This means there are no legal fees until you recover.

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