Our client was a minor when he was injured while skiing in Wintergreen, Virginia. Another individual was snowboarding on the trail at an excessive speed and did not slow down when he approached our client, and collided with him, knocking him off of his feet.
Our client was stopped with his father on the bottom of the slope underneath a caution sign in the area purposefully posted by Wintergreen for skiers to enter and leave the ski area. He suffered a comminuted right femur fracture, a grade one left tibia-fibula fracture, right knee laceration and injury to his left foot. He was taken by ambulance to the University of Virginia and was hospitalized for four and a half days where he underwent surgical repair of his fractures.
Our client was unable to walk when the incident occurred and had to rely on the use of a wheelchair and assistance from his parents to take care of his daily needs and the cleaning and redressing of his wounds. He was mobile only with assistance for a three-month period. He also was placed under physical restrictions by his doctor and not allowed to play sports, go to the gym, or attend after school activities; additionally, he missed school for two weeks and then attended half days for one month.
This case was made against the snowboarder and not Wintergreen Resort. We were able to resolve the case for the full amount of the snowboarder’s homeowner’s insurance policy.Back To Results