A woman who was involved in a skier on skier collision at Vail has been awarded $750,000.
In December 2017 Pauline Labra was skiing a narrow section of Lower Lion’s Way with her husband when Craig Michel smashed into her from behind at ‘a high rate of speed’. Labra suffered serious injuries, including a shattered left humerus in the crash.
Sadly, Labra required surgery to place hardware throughout her shoulder and she has had nearly two years of medical treatment and rehabilitation following the accident.
“We were clearly able to prove that Mr. Michel was 100% at fault for the ski collision,” said Labra’s attorney.
“As a result, Mr. Michel’s insurance company offered a substantial amount to settle the case to avoid going to trial.”
A six-day jury trial was scheduled for January 7th- 14th 2020.
The Eagle County Sheriff’s Department investigated the collision, but no charges were filed despite Michel being in clear violation of the Colorado Skier Safety Act.