My girlfriend and I were ziplining in Costa Rica. She was sent down the line by our guide and collided with the tourist in front of her. He was stuck on the end of the ~5K foot line. Upon impact she broke her femur and was taken through the jungle to the nearest hospital. It took 48 hours, a few ambulance rides, medical flights and hospital stays before we got to Florida for her surgery. It has been over a year, and we are still struggling to deal with the incoming medical bills.
We are seeking financial compensation for her medical bills and lost vacation expenses. However, we need legal advice. Is this something we should pursue? How should we start this process? How do we find someone that can take this case given that the accident happened in Costa Rica?
It is worth noting that on the zipline where the accident occurred, there was no visibility to the other side and they were not using radios to communicate. The only way he determined it was "safe" was by feeling the line. The guide did not send me after her because he felt that something was wrong or that someone was still on the line.