$140,000 Settlement Secured for Child Injured in Ski Accident at Wintergreen

Rick Shapiro settled a case on behalf of a child who was badly injured in a ski accident that took place at Wintergreen. Our client was a young girl who was skiing with her parents.  While she was skiing with her mother, they were stationary on a ski slope when a reckless snowboarder careened down and across the ski run plowing into them. The impact of the collision was severe and the young girl suffered a fractured leg. 

This incident was witnessed by at least two other skiers who gave their statements to ski patrol. An important fact was revealed in their statements - the careless snowboarder involved in the collision had a history of reckless behavior. They indicated that he had a history of barreling out of control more than once on the ski slope prior to the collision with our client.

Additional Info

Identifying Insurance Coverage Key to Securing Financial Restitution for a Client 

The father of the young girl contacted our law firm for representation. Rick Shapiro took the case and investigated where the 20-year-old snowboarder resided to determine the likelihood that a homeowner’s policy might be in place. Rick discovered that the 20-year-old lived with his parents, and accordingly the parent’s homeowner’s policy would provide coverage against any negligent conduct of both the parents and any “resident relatives.” Rick them filed a claim on this policy and a settlement was eventually reached to provide financial restitution for our clent's harms and losses. 

Our law firm successfully settled the minor’s case for $140,000, which was placed in a structured settlement until the age of 18, and will begin paying out over a number of years.

Outcome

$140,000 Settlement

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Randall E. Appleton
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