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Woman's snowmobile compensation claim

London's High Court is currently hearing the holiday accident claim of a woman who suffered devastating spinal injuries in a January 2007 snowmobile crash.

Legal representatives of the 41-year-old former fitness instructor detailed how their client was a total novice at snowmobiling before the accident and allege that she was given "inadequate instruction and training"; they name a tour operator as the liable party in the holiday accident claim.

The mother-of-two's personal injury solicitor commented that she "crashed and suffered injury because she was unable to stop the ski-doo in the circumstances she found herself in because of her inadequate instruction and training, particularly regarding the use of the emergency cut-off button.

"The function of the switch was not obvious. [She] was an absolute beginner on a ski-doo. The failure to instruct her in the use of the button was a negligent breach of duty."

However, the tour operator denies liability and says that the snowmobiling activity was in fact organized by a third party. The defendant legal team also argue that even if the holiday accident claim was not decided in their favour, the claimant should, on the grounds of contributory negligence, not receive 100 percent compensation.

The claimants injuries have resulted in her now being paralysed from waist down.


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