Road Traffic Accidents

  • Fixed Fees for Road Traffic Accident Cases

    Professional fees for dealing with personal injury cases involving road traffic accidents are set to be ‘capped’, following the decision to adopt a ‘fixed fee’ scale. Under the new scheme, claims under £10,000 in value, which...
  • Injury - Who is to Blame?

    One of the things which determine the eventual payout in personal injury claims is the degree to which the injured person is to blame for the injury that befell them. This principle is called 'contributory negligence'. It also applies where an injury happens...
  • Low Speed Impacts: a Problem Area

    When injuries occur because of high-speed impacts between cars, once the ‘liability’ issue (who was responsible for the accident) is sorted out, the argument normally becomes one about money. With low-speed impacts (typically under 5 mph),...
  • Road Traffic Accidents - Two Minute Guide

    If you suffer injury due to a road traffic accident which is not your fault, you can make a claim for damages if another person was at fault. All road users owe a duty of care to other road users, so if an accident is caused by their negligence they can be...
  • Shared Blame Means Reduced Damages

    Cases involving personal injury when both parties are ‘in the wrong’ present a particular problem when it comes to determining the apportionment of responsibility for (and therefore the amount of damages payable for) the injury. In a recent case,...

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