Can you due for injuries received when you're encouraged to accept a dare?
Question Details: About 3 months ago, my 33 year old daughter's employer rented a boat, bought alcohol and had an "out of the office day". She is in a salaried position. Her boss, the owner of the company, stated that he would give her $1000 to jump off a bridge. She did and suffered 3 rib fractures, a pneumothorax and a neck fracture, C2 level. She spent 5 days in hospital 2 or 3 days in the ICU. Thankfully she has full mobility but still lots of pain, dizziness and blurry vision. She was off work 2 months. She now has a $10,000 medical bill over and above her insurance and she will incur more debt. However her boss, the owner, has not given her the $1000. She is afraid even if she talks to an attorney that she will be fired and blacklisted from further jobs. I know my daughter will have problems for the rest of her life because of this. She called me crying because she couldn't show her 6 year old a somersault. She is a physical and emotional wreck.
No, you absolutely may not sue when you are "encouraged to accept a dare." She did not have to do this; she chose to. It being her free choice to have jumped, she cannot hold anyone else responsible for the consdequences of her voluntary action.
Someone cannot sue for their own bad choices. Your daughter is a 33 year old adult and mother of a young child, yet made the voluntary and very poor decision to do jump off of a bridge. Her employer bears no legal liability for either her injuires or related medical and other expenses.