The Swiss government has raised the ski lift safety regulations in response to the worst ski lift accidents experienced during last year’s ski season.
The accidents from January were the worst since 1999. In 1999, hurricane-strength winds blew a tree across the gondola track which injured three and illed 2 people. The January accidents involved two separate ski resorts and had completely different accident types.
The Alpine ski resort Grindelwald has replaced its cabling following a derailing last January that was the result of near hurricane force winds. Another accident in February at a nearby ski resort derailed a chair lift. It has been reported that 20 people had to be evacuated from that one accident.
The accidents last winter left one German skier dead.
If you have been injured in a ski lift accident, contact the Lake Geneva personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-275-1729 to discuss your case and to determine yur legal options.