No fault in ski collision case

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE — A ski instructor was injured in a collision on Beaver Creek mountain, but the jury said the defendant in a civil trial was not liable for those injuries. Dan Sheffield, a retired Denver attorney and Beaver Creek ski instructor, sued a Mexico City family for injuries he said he suffered in a collision with their 13-year-old son. However, during testimony in their civil trial last week, the teen claimed that Sheffield hit him. “He was barely moving, if he was moving at all,” said Dave Helmer, Sheffield’s attorney. “Getting hit by someone is not an inherent risk of …

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