Grumpy Old Man on the Ski Slopes … David J. Pfahler Sues 8 Year Old Scott Swimm and his Father for Ski Slope Collision
“Who in the world sues a child?” she said. “It just boggles my mind every day.” Pfahler’s Denver attorney, Jim Chalat, declined to comment on the specifics of the case. “It’s a private matter between private parties,” he said
Think we don’t live in an overly litigious society? Just yet another reason why we loath defense attorneys that take such cases and waste every bodies time. This law suit may just take the cake. Maybe if we start making those who file these frivolous law suits responsible for the legal fees, that may just put an end to this nonsense.
60 year old David J. Pfahler of Allentown, PA is suing an 8 year old child and his father claiming the third-grader caused a ski-slope collision that left the older man with a shoulder injury. His mother claims that 8 year old Scott Swimm weighs 48 pounds and couldn’t have been going more than 10 mph.
I think Mr. Pfahler may have been watching the above video one too many times.
David J. Pfahler of Allentown, Pa., filed suit in Denver federal court claiming Scott Swimm, of Vail, then 7, was skiing fast and recklessly when they ran into each other in January. Pfahler’s suit says he suffered a torn shoulder tendon.
The boy told Pfahler he was sorry and started to ski away when the man grabbed Scott’s legs, cursed at him and said he would sue, Robb Swimm told The Aspen Times.
“I was really scared,” Scott said to the Times.
Scott’s father, Robb Swimm, said he saw the crash and that Scott was skiing slowly and in control.
“It wasn’t a violent collision or anything, Scott just kind of tapped his ski boots,” he said this week.
Check out the expenses that David Pfahler is looking to recoup in his law suit. $75K worth of expenses, what a joke.
The suit seeks compensation for physical therapy, vacation time, nursing and medical services provided by Pfahler’s wife and other expenses. It estimates the couple’s losses at more than $75,000.