People of all ages engage in sports, recreation and fitness activities. Despite an increasing awareness of safety in the sports and recreation environment, injuries do occur and liability claims may follow. Well-known and respected organizations and companies look to Melick & Porter for the specialized knowledge and experience necessary to successfully defend the resulting broad range of lawsuits. Our clients have included youth and community organizations, ski resorts, golf courses, tubing parks, alpine slides, skating rinks, amusement parks, campgrounds, boating/canoeing operators, and mountain biking facilities. We have secured defense verdicts in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims. We have successfully defended organizations against claims of negligent supervision, coaching and facility management. We have worked with organizations to resolve difficult claims involving abuse and molestation. Our sports and recreation work also includes defending companies in product liability cases. We have represented manufacturers, distributors and retailers of sports equipment, including snowboards, skis, ski bindings, climbing equipment and bicycles.
Our counseling also involves helping sports and recreation companies and organizations avoid or minimize liability risks. We strive to help our clients stay ahead of constantly changing developments in sports and recreation law. We help draft enrollment forms and release agreements, and we have successfully enforced such releases signed by adults and minors. We consult with our clients to improve safety policy and procedures and to streamline their accident investigation. If you are facing a sports or recreational claim, look to us to be part of your team.