23 February 2010
Woman left paralysed in skiing accident 'may receive millions in compensation'
A woman who suffered injuries while on a skiing holiday three years ago is likely to be awarded millions of pounds in compensation.
According to reports in the Northampton Chronicle & Echo, a new ruling at the High Court established that businessman Adriano Tantera, who organised Emma Moore's "ski-doo sensation" excursion, was 70 per cent liable for her suffering.
The 41-year-old mother-of-two was left partially paralysed after being unable to operate the break on the snowmobile she was riding.
Ms Moore, a former fitness instructor, was on holiday in the Alpine resort of Passo Tonale - which is located in Italy and is intended for beginners - when the incident occurred.
She is now unable to move from the chest down.
Mr Justice Owen remarked: "As a consequence of the negligence on the part of Mr Tantera in failing to instruct her as to the use of the cut-off button in an emergency, she did not have the means of dealing with it."