Ahmed v MacLean

Negligence – Duty to take care. The Queen's Bench Division held that the defendant mountain biking instructor was partly liable for the accident of the claimant, who had been rendered paraplegic after suffering serious injuries during a novices' mountain biking instruction course. In the circumstances, the claimant's accident was caused by the defendant's failure to carry out his tuition with reasonable skill and care. However, the claimant had borne some responsibility for his own safety and, therefore, there had been 20% contributory negligence on his part.

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