A Foreseeable Risk

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iUniverse, Apr 16, 2009 - Fiction - 292 pages
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Pete Collins, a 23 year old guide at the Great Northern Whitewater Rafting Company in Glacier, Montana, is seriously injured when he falls off a horse while on a trail ride with friends. He is paralyzed from the waist down as a result of the accident and is hospitalized for many months as he learns to function without the use of his legs. A year after the incident, he learns that the outfitting company may have been negligent in causing the mishap or in failing to prevent it from happening in the first place. A legal issue arises as to whether or not the release he signed pre-ride is valid. This is a story about what could happen to anyone who engages in a dangerous activity and signs a release of all liability before doing so. It is also a story about what it is like to live in a wheelchair and the challenges one must face in coping with the unimaginable change in circumstance of going from a virile young man to a handicapped man in a wheelchair. It is a story of survival. It is based on a true story.
 

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I got this as a bargain book on my e-reader. This guy has written a lot of books and I'm kind of wondering who is publishing them. He's an attorney, and this book is about a very active river guide ... Read full review

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Pierce Kelley is an attorney in Cedar Key, Florida. He has been a lawyer for over thirty years and has taught at various Colleges and Universities as an adjunct professor for over twenty five years. He is a member of the Author's Guild as well as Florida Writers Association. A Foreseeable Risk is his seventh published novel. He has also published a legal textbook, Civil Litigation: A Case Study, and a how-to instructional book, Introducing Children to the Game of Tennis In A Foreseeable Risk, Mr. Kelley tells the tale of a virile young man in the prime of life who is injured while riding a horse, rendering him paralyzed from the waist down. It is based on the true story of a friend of his. The book explains what is is like to live in a wheelchair and, as with all of his other novels to date, it involves a legal issue that could befall anyone who engages in a dangerous activity and is required to sign a release before doing so, that being whether or not a release signed before going on the ride is valid.

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