Injured Skier Closer to Justice After Seven Year Wait
A jury recently awarded nearly $5 million to the family of a seventeen-year-old boy who was seriously injured in a skiing accident in 2003. The young man was only ten at the time of the accident. He was on a ski trip with a church group; his first time skiing. The boy was apparently confused about which was the beginners slope and which was the advanced slope and inadvertently chose the advanced slope. He crashed into another skier at 55 miles per hour.
As a result of the crash, the boy fractured his lumbar and thoracic spine and sustained nerve damage to his left ankle and leg; he needed several surgeries. His parents filed a premises liability lawsuit arguing that their teen did not receive ski lessons or instructions and was not chaperoned or advised to stay with a ski partner. This, apparently, was promised when the parents decided to sign their son up for the trip.
The defendants disagreed with the verdict; they believe that important evidence was excluded at trial and was not heard by the jury. Church officials are consulting with their attorneys about future legal strategy. They are concerned that this decision will have far-reaching implications for institutions that plan events for young children. The plaintiffs, on the other hand, feel that justice was served; they believe that the result was fair and appropriate as a result of injuries suffered from the negligent planning, organization and supervision of this ski trip. They hope that this verdict help protect other kids in the future.
Although a verdict was reached within a week, this family waited seven years for justice to be served. The medical bills for their son’s surgeries, therapy, medications and other care were extensive. They may have taken out a loan or second mortgage to cover these expenses in order to avoid accepting an insufficient offer from the insurance company. Their alternative to a traditional loan would have been to apply for lawsuit funding. This is a lawsuit cash advance and, unlike a loan, it is collateralized only by the case. Thus, if the case lost, the money would not have to be repaid. Try getting a deal like that from a bank. In this family's case, the the last seven years may not have been so financially draining if they availed themselves of litigation funding.
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