Putnam man blames Snowshoe for tubing injuries

By Cara Bailey | Mar 30, 2007

CHARLESTON - A Putnam County man says Snowshoe Mountain Resort is to blame for injuries he sustained while tubing there in 2005.

William Seckman IV filed a complaint March 19 against Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Seckman was injured while tubing at Silver Creek on March 18, 2005.

The suit says Snowshoe advertises a tubing park, which is open to the public. Tubing is an activity similar to sledding that involves a person riding down a hill on an inner tube, similar to ones in tires.

Seckman claims the resort failed to provide him a safe place to tube and failed to warn him of the danger associated with tubing at the facility.

Seckman claims his injuries are "due to a defect in the design, engineering, construction, materials, operation, and/or maintenance of the tubing slope and its immediate vicinity for purposes of tubing," the suit says.

As a result of being properly warned of the dangers, Seckman claims he suffered pain and suffering, emotional distress, medical expenses, scarring and humiliation and embarrassment.

Seckman, through his attorney Jacqueline A. Hallinan, seeks compensation for his injuries.

The case has been assigned to Judge Jennifer Bailey Walker.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 07-C-487

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