Actress Gwyneth Paltrow along with several others are being sued by a man from Utah after an alleged ski accident occurred back on February 26, 2016, that him seriously injured. ABC News reported that Terry Sanderson, who was 69 years old at the time, is a retired optometrist who is claiming the incident has caused him to suffer in more ways than one. The lawsuit alleges that Paltrow and her ski instructor, Eric Christiansen, were heading down a slope at Deer Valley Ski Resort when she crashed into the back of Sanderson, falling on top of him and “knocking him out.”
As a result of the impact, Sanderson was knocked down and then left at the scene of the accident. The lawsuit claims neither Paltrow or Christiansen attempted to help the injured man and instead, “got up, turned, and skied away, leaving Sanderson stunned, lying in the snow.” The ski resort also failed to take any sort of action such as calling emergency responders out to have Sanderson’s condition assessed. Sanderson believes Paltrow was “skiing out of control” and was distracted which is why the accident occurred. The lawsuit, which has named Paltrow, Christiansen, Deer Valley Resort, and two other employees as defendants in the case is seeking $3.1 million in damages.
Sanderson is seeking such a large sum as he claims the accident has left him with a “brain injury, four broken ribs, and other serious injuries.” A rep for the Hollywood star has spoken out regarding the recently filed lawsuit and is calling it “meritless.” The lawsuit was filed in the 3rd District Court in Summit County, UT and you can expect that a more in-depth investigation will need to be conducted before any rulings are made on the case.
Do I have the right to sue someone in Mississippi if they caused an accident that left me injured or disabled?
Anyone has the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against another individual or even an entity like a business when that person was at fault for causing an accident which led to injuries being suffered. However, anytime you sue an individual, whether it is a celebrity, your neighbor, or a stranger who hit your vehicle while you were driving down the highway, you do need to retain a Madison, MS personal injury lawyer who can assist with your case. Not only will you need to prove liability and that you are deserving of the damages you are seeking, but you must file your lawsuit within a certain period of time. This period is referred to as the statute of limitations.
What is the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit in the state of Mississippi?
In the state of MS, a personal injury victim has the right to file suit against a negligent party so as long as they do so within three years from the date of the injury. If they attempt to file suit after the three years has passed, the case may not uphold in court. Therefore, if you were recently involved in a car accident or any other type of incident in Madison that was caused by a careless individual that resulted in you suffering an injury, don’t wait to contact Ballard Law, PLLC to speak with Madison, MS personal injury lawyer William E. Ballard. Our firm will handle all the legalities associated with filing a personal injury lawsuit and assist you with recovering the maximum amount of compensation you need for the damages you suffered.
Contact our office today for more information and to schedule an initial consultation so that we can learn more about your incident and whether you have a viable claim.
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