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$1.6 Million Settlement — Campground Injury

On Behalf of | Jun 21, 2017 | Firm News

Created: 21 June 2017

Mahoney Law Idaho Personal Injury Law Firm is pleased to report that we have settled a personal injury case involving a very serious, tragic injury that occurred at a campground in Idaho.  Our client, a 50-year-old female, was rendered a paraplegic when a wind storm blew over a tree which fell on her at a national forest campground.  The tree was hazardous in that the campground had a history of “windthrow events” due to poor soil conditions.  The entire tree was uprooted due to an unsafe root structure that existed because the campground flooded every year from the nearby lake.  Over time, the soil in which 100-foot-tall trees were anchored was merely lakebed gravel.  There were no warnings posted and the most dangerous spots had not been closed, despite being on notice of the problem.   Our client received a $1.6 million settlement in resolution of this matter, avoiding years of costly litigation and possible appeals.  Our extensive use of the federal Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) to obtain internal forest service documents as to this dangerous situation was pivotal in our ability to successfully resolve this case in favor of our client.  We take pride in our Idaho Personal Injury Attorney practice and our results oriented approach to representing ordinary Idahoans.