I was hit by a van while walking to a ski resort. Due to the lawsuit that resulted from the accident, I can’t say the name of the resort nor the company whose vans hit me. Luckily, after the accident, I was able to find an amazing personal injury lawyer. The result was that the major corporation that owned the resort and the transportation company settled out of court by offering me a very hefty sum. None of that would have been possible without my personal injury lawyer. The story isn’t that entertaining. I was staying in a town that shares the same name as the ski resort that sits above it. My father had rented a large house that had numerous bed rooms. We ended up having to sleep 19 people in the house. It was an alright situation, but far from perfect. I didn’t sleep very much. But, I did ski quite a bit. The result of the lack of sleep and the hard days skiing were that I was in a daze. Be that as it may, it doesn’t mean that that van had any right to run me over. In the ski towns of Colorado, the town roads are often covered by months of snow and ice. For that reason, it is nearly impossible to see where the cross walks are located. So on the day in question, I was crossing the street and I wasn’t able to tell where the cross walk was. Not only that, I wasn’t paying attention to the traffic around me because I was so tired and anxious to get back on the slopes. The van that hit me was driven by some one much like me. He too was a thirty something who loved skiing. He had just worked a double and was driving to the shop after dropping his last passengers off. So we were both pretty tired. The snow and ice that were covering the crosswalk also made the roads really slick. So I don’t blame him from running into me. I didn’t sue him. When I woke up in the hospital with a broken leg, broken ribs, and a broken collar bone, I was told by the nurse that I was lucky. She said that because the ban that hit me belonged to a resort, I would be able to sue that resort for an incredible amount of money. She gave me the number of a personal injury attorney that had helped her cousin who had been involved in a DUI accident. When I called the lawyer, he too said that I was lucky. I didn’t feel so lucky, but I listened to what he had to say and followed his instructions. There was never a question that I would get money for the injuries that I suffered. The only question was how much. I think that everyone was surprised to learn how much money that would be. I’m not a liberty to say exactly how much. I can say that when I asked if I could get a life time season pass to the resort, the attorney laughed.
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