A negligence lawsuit brought by Patricia Miller, of Ferndale, Washington, against the Mt. Baker Ski Area has gone to jury.
Miller suffered a spinal injury which left her a paraplegic in 2008 at White Salmon Lodge when accumulated snow and ice slid off the roof on top of her while she sat reading a book outside the lodge.
Miller’s negligence lawsuit claims that the resort was aware of the snow and ice accumulation on the roof but failed to remove it causing a hazard.
The lawsuit went to the jury on Friday after a three-week trial.
Civil law provides that an injured person is eligible to receive compensation for damages if a reasonable person had negligent behavior which resulted in the injury. Negligence lawsuits against property owners can include but may not be limited to injuries due to failure to secure a swimming pool, failure to provide proper lighting, failure to clean up wet floors, failure to repair sidewalks, etc. The injured person can seek compensation for medical costs, property, loss of income and for pain and suffering.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured injured due to the negligence of property owners.
The Bellingham Herald
Ferndale woman sues from Mt. Baker Ski Area
Posted: September 05, 2010