- Apportionment of blame in road traffic accidents (Stark v Lyddon)
- What are the practical implications of the case?
- What was the background to the case?
- What did the court decide?
- Any further comments?
Personal Injury analysis: Clare Salmon, partner at Stewarts Law, considers the case of Stark v Lyddon, which dealt with apportionment of blame in road traffic accidents. The claimant suffered a severe brachial plexus injury to his right arm during a road traffic collision in Taunton in August 2016. The injury left him with no useful function of the arm and ongoing nerve pain almost three years after the accident. Following a two day liability trial, the claimant was found 70% contributory negligent.
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