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Skiing Accident in France
€3,000 recovered following ski accident in France
We were successful in a claim brought in France for a client who fractured his knee as a result of a ski accident.
Our client was skiing down a green run when another skier, clearly out of control, grabbed hold of him and pulled him to the ground.
Our client ruptured his anterior ligament and suffered injury to his lateral collateral ligament and post lateral corner in his right leg. He had reconstructive surgery on his right knee. He was signed off work for two weeks and he was on crutches for six to eight weeks in total and the total rehabilitation lasted for nine months. The surgery on the right leg has resulted in two scars on his right knee.
As a result of his injuries, the client had to stop playing rugby and football, which caused him a great deal of frustration.
We brought a claim on behalf of our client against the other skier and his insurers in France. The settlement was negotiated out of Court in the region of € 3,000.
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"I just wanted to send you a short note to thank you very much indeed to our solicitor for managing to settle this for me – it’s really very much appreciated. You did so in a very professional, helpful and efficient manner."