Actress Gwyneth Paltrow wins $1 million lawsuit for ski accident
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has won a lawsuit in the United States after Terry Sanderson, a retired optometrist, sued her for a ski accident that occurred in 2016. Sanderson was seeking financial compensation of $3.2 million for the incident that happened at the luxury resort of Deer Valley, Utah, seven years ago.
The trial captured American public opinion for a week as Sanderson claimed that the impact from the collision left him with four broken ribs and permanent brain damage that altered his personality, making it difficult to socialize with his family and enjoy his life.
Paltrow, meanwhile, argued that it was Sanderson who impacted her from behind while she was skiing with her children and partner, Brad Falchuk.
Paltrow sued for symbolic value of one dollar
Paltrow countered the optometrist’s lawsuit by filing her own lawsuit seeking a symbolic value of one dollar and representation expenses. The court sided with Paltrow and awarded her the one dollar she requested.
The lawsuit has received significant media attention as Paltrow is a well-known celebrity with a sizable online following.
Overall, the lawsuit raises important questions about risk-taking while skiing and who is responsible for accidents that occur in ski resorts. It is important to follow all necessary safety precautions to avoid collisions and other accidents while skiing.