Claim following avalanche during skiing holiday

Posted by Daniel Scognamiglio on

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For most people going on holiday is a time to unwind and relax, but unfortunately, that is not always the case and when things go wrong it’s important to get the right advice to ensure you receive adequate compensation.

Our specialist travel team recovered several million pounds for a client who suffered life changing injuries after being caught up in an avalanche in France.

His claim was successfully won by our lawyers in the English courts against the insurer of the ski guide, and the ski school who were all based in France where the ski excursion was booked.

During his excursion, our client was led down a south east facing slope by the instructor who should have been aware of the high risk of avalanche and that the slope had been exposed to the sun making it unsafe to ski.

Unfortunately for our client, they were caught up in a series of avalanches which resulted in them being airlifted from the slope to a nearby hospital for a life-saving operation. As a result of their injuries, they are now paraplegic and confined to a wheelchair.

Liability was denied throughout the case by the ski school and their insurer, but our dedicated team of travel lawyers were able to challenge them in the courts to secure a successful outcome. The compensation awarded to our client has meant that they can now receive the specialist care and support they deserve and he was also compensated for his loss of earnings. We have a wealth of experience in pursuing successful ski accident and other catastrophic claims around the world, either bringing the claim in England or in a foreign jurisdiction.

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About the Author

Daniel leads our travel team. He is a specialist in multi-jurisdictional disputes, travel insurance litigation and tour operator liability and is qualified as a solicitor in England and Attorney at Law (non-practising) New York.

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