21 October 2008
Father seeks compensation after accident left him paralysed
A man who has been left paralysed and confined to a wheelchair is currently involved in a legal battle to secure compensation.
Graham Anderson was on holiday with his family in French resort of Puy St Vincent - which is situated in the Hautes Alpes - when he was taken by a ski instructor to a hazardous off-piste Alpine route.
The 46-year-old father-of-two lost control on the slopes and collided with a tree, sustaining serious injuries as a result.
According to his legal team, who represented him at the high court in London, he should not have been taken on the run by the instructor as he was too inexperienced.
Mr Anderson is suing tour operators Michel and Wendy Lyotier, who trade as Snowbizz.
The pair, along with the insurers of the ski instructor, deny liability in the case.
A judge is due to give a ruling at a future date which has not yet been specified.