A New Jersey woman is suing a teen and his ski team for fatal injuries her husband sustained from a ski accident. The man was on vacation in Colorado with his family. He was skiing when a young man came speeding down the slope. The teen quickly lost control and crashed into the man. The accident caused serious injuries, which eventually led to the man’s death.
The case is claiming that the young man was skiing far faster than was safe for the area. It is also pressing charges against the ski team he represented, which includes the boy’s mother and several other trainers. The widow is claiming they should take some responsibility as well, since they failed to monitor his behavior or properly train him in skiing safety. The case claims that since they were well aware of the risks, they had an obligation to encourage their athletes to maintain a reasonable speed on the slopes.
The case will be heard in the United States court of the district of Colorado. The widow is seeking damages, plus her legal fees for the case.
What Constitutes Wrongful Death?
In any case where the negligence of another person causes you harm, the law may entitle you to seek damages for medical expenses and other costs. Wrongful death is perhaps the most tragic and extreme outcome of negligence.
Often after losing a loved one, a family will not only struggle with the utmost emotional trauma, but may also have difficulty financially supporting themselves. Losing the income of a father or mother can be devastating to a family. This is why in New Jersey and other states, there are laws in place especially for instances in which negligence causes the death of a spouse or family member.
If this widow is right in her claims, this company’s negligence has damaged her and her children’s lives beyond repair. Losing a loved one is a life-changing tragedy. The last thing a grieving family needs are additional struggles in staying financially secure.
Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C. is a New Jersey personal injury law firm that handles wrongful death and other forms of negligence. We are here to fight for you and your family.