Former North Central basketball star concludes battle against multinational
Spokane – Former prosecuting attorney James R. Sweetser would like
to extend appreciation to
client Mariah Alexander from the Sweetser Law Office. Mariah entrusted Sweetser Law Office in
a four year battle against the Kubota Corporation for their faulty vehicle
design that needlessly endangers passengers. Our entire office and staff
have been honored to work on your behalf and wish you good health and
success in the bright future you have ahead of you.
Mariah Alexander, an aspiring student at North Central and one of Spokesman
Review’s “impact freshman” in high school basketball,
was severely injured in her junior year of high school. She was sixteen
years old when her leg was crushed under a Kubota RTV 900 utility-recreational
vehicle, through no fault of her own. The injury sidelined Mariah as she
underwent painful surgeries, physical therapy, and eventually the difficult
decision to amputate her right leg.
Some questioned if Mariah made the right decision. Others told her she
would never play basketball again. But in her senior year, there she was
coming off the bench for North Central High on the prosthetic leg she
was fitted with just two weeks before the season. She began going to other
schools in the region to tell her story – the message being to reach
inside yourself to find strength through adversity, just like she did,
because the outcome can be even better than expected.
After her four year battle for justice against a major multinational corporation,
Mariah stood face-to-face with the head legal counsel of Kubota Inc, and
admonished them to prevent these preventable injuries from happening to
anyone else. Sweetser Law Office congratulates Mariah on her successful
settlement, and would like to thank Mariah once again for entrusting Sweetser
Law Office to represent her in this case. It has been an honor for every
member of our staff and we have been personally inspired by the character
Mariah continues to display.
Today, Mariah Alexander is attending college to earn her baccalaureate
degree, and recently celebrated her twenty-first birthday. She is training
for the wheel-chair basketball Olympics.