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Collision from Behind Causes Major Leg Fracture

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...

Uphill Skier Collides Into Another at Vail

On December 7, 2011, Plaintiff Skip Johnson and defendant Kenneth Johnson were skiing at Vail Ski Resort in Vail, Colorado.  Kenneth Johnson skied into Skip Johnson from uphill and behind.  Skip Johnson sustained a right femur fracture that had to be surgically repaired.  The case was brought in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.  The case settled for $280,000.

Skier Crashes into Seven-Year-Old, Fracturing Femur

J.M., a minor.  On February 5, 2012, seven-year-old J.M. was skiing at Keystone Ski Resort in Summit County, Colorado.  He was wearing a helmet.  Mark Lincenberg skied into J.M. from uphill and behind.  J.M. suffered a right femur fracture, an abrasion to his left cheek, and a concussion.  His right femur fracture had to be surgically repaired, under general anesthesia, with internal fixation on February 6, 2012.  J.M. had to undergo, on August 14, 2012, a second surgery, under general anesthesia, to remove the hardware.  Jake’s medical expenses...

Jury Verdict for Mother Run Down by Snowboarder

Natalie Sexton v. Chase Kavcak