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Outdoor Recreation Insurance, Risk Management, and Law

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ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-57167-746-4

Author(s): James H. Moss

Copyright year: 2015

Edition: 1st

Other Formats: eBook

pages: 427

Outdoor Recreation Insurance, Risk Management, and Law examines legal issues in outdoor recreation through the perspective of the law. It combines case law and statutes with the author’s 35 years of guiding and outdoor experience.

This book assists guides, managers, programs, and businesses today in tackling, preventing, and overcoming legal issues. It discusses topics such as risk, accidents, and litigation; minors; and rental programs.

The author is an attorney who specializes in the legal issues of outdoor recreation and adventure travel companies, guides, outfitters, and manufacturers. He has defended outdoor recreation businesses for more than 25 years and prior to that worked in the insurance industry.

Introduction

1  Outdoor Recreation Risk Management, Law, and Insurance: An Overview 

2  U.S. LEGAL SYSTEM and LEGAL RESEARCH 

3  Risk 

4  RISK, ACCIDENTS, and LITIGATION: WHY PEOPLE SUE 

5  Law 

6  Statutes that Affect Outdoor Recreation 

7  Pre-injury Contracts to Prevent Litigation: Releases

8  Defenses to Claims

9  Minors

10  Skiing and Ski Areas

11  Other Commercial Recreational Activities 

12  Water Sports, Paddlesports, and water-based activities 

13  Rental Programs 

14  Insurance 

Legal Definitions

Resources: Organizations 

Index

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