Thursday, January 5, 2012
New law in New Jersey mandates use of ski helmets
Some of the states where skiing is popular have adopted legislation codifying the notion of assumption of the risk specifically as it relates to skiing to attempt to minimize the possible liability of ski resorts. Now comes news that New Jersey has become the first state in the nation to require all minors to wear helmets while downhill skiing or snowboarding, and while on ski tows, lifts and tramways. Violations of the law will result in penalties imposed on the minors' parents, guardians and persons in a supervisory position. Injured (the FindLaw Tort law blog) and the NJ Herald have more details here and here.