Fuller vs. Welch Village Ski Area (Goodhue Co. Minn. Dist. Ct.)

Charles James Suk

Case Conclusion Date:July 2, 2004

Practice Area:Personal Injury

Outcome:Verdict of $954,732.09 reduced by Plaintiff's 30% negligence to $668,312.46

Description:Plaintiff was skiing at Welch Village Ski Area in what appeared to be a groomed area, but was actually a hillside road which had cut into tree roots, thereby causing tree branches to overhang the road. Plaintiff could not see a branch hanging vertically over the road and was struck in the eye, ultimately causing him to lose his eye.