Road traffic accident

Road traffic accident guidance:

Most road traffic cases turn on their particular facts. There are few hard and fast rules. However, a body of case law has evolved over the past century that provides...

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Aside from motor vehicles, there are many other types of users of the highway, including: • motorcyclists • cyclists • emergency vehicles • learner drivers Each user of...

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Aside from motor vehicles, there are many other types of users of the highway, including: • motorcyclists • cyclists • emergency vehicles • learner drivers Each user of...

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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day, ie 31 January 2020, has implications for practitioners considering road traffic accident claims in the EU. For...

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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day, ie 31 January 2020, has implications for practitioners considering road traffic accident claims in the EU. For...

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The actions of children are not judged by the same standard as adults. The relevant principles were set out in Honnor v Lewis: (1) children below a certain age are...

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STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6 April 2020. The changes address the issue of cases where a witness...

Precedents

Produced in partnership with Thea Wilson of 12 Kings Bench Walk STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6...

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Produced in partnership with Thea Wilson of 12 Kings Bench Walk STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6...

Precedents

Produced in partnership with Thea Wilson of 12 Kings Bench Walk STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6...

Precedents

STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6 April 2020. The changes address the issue of cases where a witness...

Precedents

STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6 April 2020. The changes address the issue of cases where a witness...

Precedents

Produced in partnership with Thea Wilson of 12 Kings Bench Walk STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6...

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Produced in partnership with Edward Ross of 3 Paper Buildings STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6 April...

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Claim No. [insert claim number] In the county court at[insert] Between: Mr a.b. Claimant and C.d. Insurance limited Defendant _______________________________________...

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Dear [insert organisation name] This offer is made pursuant to Part 36 CPR We are instructed to put forward an offer which is made pursuant to Part 36 of the Civil...

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In some instances someone may suffer damage that results partly from their own fault and partly from the fault of someone else. A claim in respect of such damage is not...

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Replacement vehicles and hire generally Where a driver’s vehicle has suffered damage in an accident sufficient for it to require repair or replacement, they may well need...

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Enforceability of contracts Some credit hire agreements have been vulnerable to attack as unenforceable where the credit hire company has failed to comply with certain...

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Defendant insurers commonly raise issues going to the quantum of the claim for hire charges. The common areas of dispute are: • need/type • period, and • rate For further...

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STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6 April 2020. The changes address the issue of cases where a witness...

Precedents

Produced in partnership with Thea Wilson of 12 Kings Bench Walk STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6...

Precedents

STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6 April 2020. The changes address the issue of cases where a witness...

Precedents

Produced in partnership with Thea Wilson of 12 Kings Bench Walk STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6...

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Contributory negligence The question of contributory negligence is dependent on the facts of the case. In Davies the Court of Appeal stated that generally in road traffic...

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Dear [insert organisation name] This offer is made pursuant to Part 36 CPR We are instructed to put forward an offer which is made pursuant to Part 36 of the Civil...

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Produced in partnership with Marcus Weatherby of Pattinson and Brewer Dear [Insert] Re: [Name of Client] Thank you for agreeing to report on this case. Documentation...

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Most road traffic cases turn on their particular facts. There are few hard and fast rules, and disapproval of the excessive citation of authority has been expressed in...

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Road traffic accidents are a prolific source of work for personal injury practitioners, giving rise to claims that span the full spectrum of severity and complexity. The...

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Pre-action protocol for low value personal injury claims in road traffic accidents The protocol applies to all road traffic accident (RTA) claims: • where the claim...

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