Teenager Dies in Flagstaff Sledding Accident
We were deeply troubled by the news of a Flagstaff sledding accident that took the life of a Tempe teenager on Monday, January 21, 2013, according to news reports from ABC 15 News.
The incident occurred on Monday afternoon when the teen went on an outing with several of his classmates and two parents. Reports indicated that the teen hit a tree while traveling at a high rate of speed. He was transferred to a local hospital for emergency surgery to treat severe internal and external injuries, but was not able to recover the serious wounds he suffered. The accident occurred on a hill not far from Interstate 17.
Our hearts go out to the family of the teen that was killed in this incident and hope that they are on the emotional mend at this time.
How the Law Could Affect This Flagstaff Sledding Accident
Although not all of the details of this Flagstaff sledding accident are known, there may be legal culpability for several different parties who could have stopped this accident from happening.
The young man who died in this accident was out with several of his classmates. If this was a field trip or a social outing, the parents who were chaperoning could be held liable for their negligence in allowing the teens to sled on the hill and the deceased boy’s parents could file a claim against them. If those parents have a home or business, a claim could be filed against their insurance policies.
The local or state government could also be held liable if trees were a common occurrence in the area and it should have been roped out to sledders. If this is the case, the family of the boy who was killed will have limited time to file a suit and should reach out to a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to keep their rights intact.
Who to Call After a Flagstaff Sledding Accident Like This One
The family of the teen who was killed in this sledding accident should contact a Flagstaff personal injury attorney immediately. The Husband and Wife Law Team would help this family determine who was culpable for this tragedy and assist them in filing a lawsuit within the statute of limitations. We would do everything in our power to secure compensation for the funeral and related expenses, medical expenses incurred prior to their son’s death, and their personal suffering. If you were affected by a serious wintertime tragedy or sledding accident, contact the attorneys at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C.