Utah man filing lawsuit against actress Gwyneth Paltrow after alleged ski collision

Actress and Goop magazine publisher Gwyneth Paltrow has been named in a lawsuit that claims she hit and injured a skier at Deer Valley. Photos: Wikimedia Commons. Paltrow - Baume & Mercier; Deer Valley -- Skyguy414

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 29, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A Utah man who says Gwyneth Paltrow collided with him while skiing at Deer Valley Resort in 2016, allegedly causing him “permanent traumatic brain injury,” has hired attorneys to file a lawsuit against the actress.

According to an advance copy provided by Sykes McAllister Law Offices of Salt Lake City, the suit says that skier Terry Anderson wants to hold Paltrow, Deer Valley Resort, and one or more of the resort’s employees responsible for a “hit-and-run” skiing accident on Feb. 26, 2016.

The lawsuit says Paltrow and the Deer Valley Resort employee reportedly denied at the scene.

The filing document alleges that:

“Defendant Gwyneth Paltrow skied out of control and hit the back of Terry Sanderson, another skier, who was downhill, knocking him down hard, knocking him out, and causing a brain injury, four broken ribs and other serious injuries.

“Paltrow got up, turned and skied away, leaving Sanderson stunned, lying in the snow, seriously injured,” it says. “A Deer Valley ski instructor, who had been training Ms. Paltrow, but who did not see the crash, skied over, saw the injured Sanderson and skied off, falsely accusing Sanderson of having caused the crash. He also failed to send help, as he was obligated to do, and later filed a false report to protect his client, Ms. Paltrow.

“Neither Ms. Paltrow nor Deer Valley lodge personnel notified emergency responders about the injured Dr. Sanderson. They left him at the scene with serious brain injuries caused by Ms. Paltrow. No one from Paltrow’s group, including at least two Deer Valley-employed instructors, bothered to call the ski patrol to assist the severely injured Dr. Sanderson.”

The filing document alleges that Eric Christiansen filled out and signed an incident report, falsely stating that Gwyneth Paltrow did not cause the crash even though he did not observe the crash.

“These negligent actions by Defendants including Gwyneth Paltrow and Deer Valley caused Dr. Sanderson additional emotional distress,” the filing document said.

The lawsuit seeks findings of negligence and negligent cause of emotional distress against those named in the lawsuit, and asks for “damages in an amount to be proven at trial, including but not limited to, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, disfigurement, and such other damages as are allowed by law.”

The suit also asks for “future medical expenses, life care expenses, out-of-pocket expenses, and other economic damages as allowed by law.”

It also asks for punitive damages, attorney costs and fees, “further damages and relief as are just and proper in the premises, and available under the law.”


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