The 2016 hit-and-run ski crash involving the American actress and entrepreneur Gwyneth Kate Paltrow Falchuk and retired optometrist Dr. Terry Sanderson underwent a court trial on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, seven years after the reported incident happened.
As the news hit the headlines of all the media pages, people are reminiscing about what happened with the duo that took years to get a court trial. Also, they are keen to know more about the senior man who dared to stand up for justice for all these years.
Here’s all you need to know about Terry Sanderson, the retired optometrist who filed a case against the actor-turned-lifestyle influencer Gwyneth Paltrow.
Who Is Terry Sanderson?
Terry Sanderson is a retired optometrist born in 1946 in Fairview, Montana. He was the one who sued the ‘She Said’ actress, Gwyneth Paltrow. The incident happened seven years ago, in 2016, at the Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah, which was taken to court recently for trials.
As of the reports, he was 69 years old at the time of the skiing crash and has suffered severe health injuries, including broken ribs, permanent traumatic brain injury, etc. According to the media outlets, Sanderson attended the Montana School and later went to the College of Montana and completed his bachelor’s in zoology.
In 1973, he attended Pacific College and completed his education in optometry. As of the statements, he practiced as an optometrist in Soft drink Springs, Idaho, and has been in this field for about forty years. Other details, including his personal life, family, and early career, are still unrevealed.
And from this, it is believed that the man is private about his life and loves to keep his personal life aside from the controversial skiing accident involving a prominent actress and businesswoman.
Terry Sanderson Net Worth
Terry Sanderson has practiced as an optometrist in Soda Springs for about four decades and is currently enjoying his retirement life. He was a renowned optometrist in the city and has been a great impact in the field. According to the reports, he is still considered a significant figure in the optometry community.
Working as an optometrist, he has made good fortune by this time, and apart from practicing as an optometrist, he has also served in the United States Army.
As of the 2023 estimate, the retired doctor is estimated to have a net worth of around $500,000. Also, from the case filed against the actress, he intended to sue her for $3.1 million but in 2019, he reduced the claim to $300,000.
What happened To Mr. Sanderson In 2016, And How Was The Actress Involved?
The 50-year-old actress is involved in a 2016 skiing incident in which she was accused of colliding with 76-year-old Sanderson. According to his statement, the crash was unexpected, and due to the impact of the crash, he suffered a permanent traumatic brain injury, broken ribs, pain, suffering, lack of enjoyment in life, emotional distress, etc.
As per the statements submitted in the court, the incident happened on February 26, 2016, and the duo was said to be skiing at the Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. Sanderson sued the actor, saying she struck him in the back with force. And after she got up, he said, she turned and skied away without saying anything or trying to help him get back. He was left stunned in the snow with serious injuries from the impact of the collision.
As the case got filed, the actress filed a countersuit stating that Sanderson was the one who is responsible for the crash. She added that she received a full body blow and had to leave skiing halfway in distress.