Paraplegic mountain biker wins case against instructor
In this tragic case, the claimant was left paraplegic after falling during a mountain bike tuition course run by the defendant.
The claimant took part in a beginners' mountain bike tuition course. The website described that the beginners' skills course was, "…ideal for the complete novice or those wishing to progress their riding. Our aims are to enable the participant, to ride more technically demanding terrain in a safer/controlled manner."
Unfortunately, whilst the claimant was cycling down a slope he went over the top of the handlebars, and suffered extremely serious personal injuries. The claimant alleged.....
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Evidence from paramedics and a 999 log led to the downfall of this claim for personal injury.
The claimant alleged that she sustained serious injuries whilst using a slipway to launch her boat with her husband. She claimed that the slipway ended abruptly and as a result she fell into the estuary below, fracturing her leg in two places.
At trial, the defendant raised concerns.....