Evidential issues in alpine sports injury claims

1st October 2011

Amongst those members of the industry Darren has spoken to there seems to be an impressive focus in assessing the value of alpine sports claims and an admirable focus on rehabilitation.

Darren Lewis

It is worth the industry reviewing the evidence that Claimants have to produce if they are to prove someone is at fault in an English Court. This article considers the evidence that a Court will expect to see focusing on three main areas that a winter sports claim will usually fall into. 1. Collisions. 2. Inadequate supervision. 3. Faulty or inappropriately installed equipment but it is first necessary to understand the differences between Jurisdiction, Choice of Law and evidencing standard of care. All will inform the necessary evidence to be obtained.

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