If you heard about the fatal crash involving the Holy Cross rowing team, then you may be interested in knowing that one of the students has decided to sue the school and her coach for the injuries that she has been left with. The team member filed the lawsuit for a crash that took place in Florida in January.
At the time of the car crash, she alleges that the coach was speeding and did not yield to the right-of-way of another vehicle heading toward them. The coach was issued a right-of-way violation, which further backs up her claim.
The young woman has several serious injuries from the collision. Some include post-concussive syndrome, a fractured tailbone, a fractured pelvis, a brain bleed, a traumatic brain injury and a concussion. As of today, she is not fully recovered and has included in her lawsuit a request for financial support necessary to her recovery, including the money that she may have to spend in the future.
It’s been shown that her request is in excess of $15,000. She filed in Massachusetts, but the coach and school have asked to have the case moved back to Florida, where it’s believed that the courts have jurisdiction.
This case is a good example of how anyone, whether they’re from Florida or not, could end up having a case here. If you are injured in a car crash while on vacation or traveling for sports, make sure you reach out to someone who can help you with Florida law. Every state is different, so the steps you take to seek compensation may vary depending on where the accident occurred.