Breaking_RadYes, Vail is probably ramping it up even further so they don't have to deal with this type of thing again...or at least minimize.
That case sucked. Honestly I can understand the paralysation cases better than wrongful death in these situations. When somebody is paralyzed, the medical bills are out the ass, and many people have no choice but to sue. If the persons dead, they're fucking dead. It sucks. 13 is way to early to go, but playing the blame game gets whack. You shouldn't have to rope every possible access point to climbing uphill imo. Maybe adding some more sings(i can't remember how it was marked in this case) but fuck.
Idk, no amount of money is going to bring their kid back. It sucks but that's the truth. If you run a skatepark and somebody eats shit and dies on a perfectly standard setup, is that your fault? I get it, grief and shit, but if we nerf everything there will be no fucking freedom left in this world. And generally hiking up into closed terrain even if it's not marked from the bottom is a hell know.
But yeah, if they lose things will get even shittier. There are still several major ongoing park cases at various resorts. Idk. Hoping they can find some way to get rid of it or legitimately show liability. If a down rail landed in a pit full of dirty needles that's different than somebody straight lining at 50 mph into a 12 foot jump. If there's massive negligence, I get somebody being held responsible, but the idea that "id this or that didn't happen my son would still be alive" is fucking bullshit.
A girl got killed by a car near me in NY. They added an extra mile of 45 mph and now a traffic light that isn't even near the accident scene. That didn't make anything safer, it didn't bring their girl back, but it brought them comfort crusading. I get it, I can't hate on it, but it's whack as fuck and didn't do anything but waste time and money.
People can't accept the fact that shit happens. Sometimes in the best case scenarios shit happens. But sure, sue everybody for everything. That will solve all your problems.