On February 13, 2013, Plaintiff Barbara Findlay and the defendant Shaw Hughes, a student at Aspen High School, were skiing on the Exhibition Ski Trail at Aspen Highlands Ski Resort in Colorado. Shaw was high-speed skiing with a group of other young, high school students when he collided at high speed from behind into Mrs. Findlay. The force of the impact knocked Mrs. Findlay to the ground, causing her to sustain serious injuries, including a right tibial plateau fracture, a fracture to the fibular head and neck with a longitudinal split, right anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, and right medial and lateral meniscal tears. She was hospitalized at Aspen Valley Hospital and developed compartment syndrome in her right leg. She had to undergo an extensive right lower extremity fasciotomy with external fixators and then, four days later, she had open reduction internal fixation for repair of her right lateral tibial plateau fracture and repairs to her lateral meniscus. The case settled for $500,000.