SC Lawyer NC Doctor Collide on Ski Slope South Carolina Lawyers Weekly


Robert Ransom is a Columbia personal injury lawyer. Paul Jaszewski is a Charlotte anesthesiologist. The two were strangers until they collided on a ski slope in Vail and became entangled in a federal lawsuit that involved footage from a GoPro camera and the opinion of a biomechanics expert.

The suit hinged on a single question: Did Jaszewski crash into the back of Ransom during the 2014 encounter? Both sides will always disagree on the answer, but Ransom agreed to settle the dispute in February when he accepted an offer of judgment from Jaszewski for $250,000.



Amount: $250,000

Case name: Robert Ransom v. Paul Jaszewski

Court: U.S. District Court, Charlotte

Case No. 3:14-cv-00662-GCM

Judge: Senior Judge Graham Mullen

Date of judgment: Feb. 19

Attorneys for plaintiff: Eric Bland and Ronnie Richter of Bland Richter in Columbia and Charles Rabon of Charlotte

Attorney for defendant: James McAlister of McAngus, Goudelock & Courie in Charlotte

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