This child claimant had been on a day out in Felixstowe, Suffolk, with her mother and friends. They had been doing some shopping along Felixstowe’s busy Hamilton Road. That road had quite recently been converted from a traditional road and footpath layout to a modern ‘Shared Space’. Such spaces have no separate road and footpaths but instead have a […]Read More £15,000 for young child run over by negligent driver
This case related to an accident which occurred near the A14 in Suffolk. My client was injured in a collision caused by another driver’s negligence. Expert evidence was obtained from a GP and then Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and, upon review of a post-accident MRI scan, it was confirmed that the claimant’s accident-related injuries would last for at […]Read More Injured driver recovers 380% more than insurer’s first compensation offer
In a week when some of the largest motor insurers in the UK market have confirmed soaring profits despite their claims that the compensation culture is out of control and causing inflated insurance premiums, let’s have a quick look at the actual data based on this week’s car insurance price index, the statistics from the […]Read More Number & cost of motor injury claims down, so motor premiums are…UP
Making a claim is enforcing a constitutional right to access the justice system and, if your claim is meritorious, it should succeed – you should feel proud and privileged to live in a society where this is the caseRead More People, know your enemy
So with the ‘whiplash reforms’ looming, how did the Ministry of Justice go from this… to this…… The focus of reform has quietly shifted from tackling fraud to preventing unnecessary claims. In each case, the headline has been ‘to reduce your motor insurance premiums’. However, the distinction between a fraudulent or exaggerated claim and an unnecessary […]Read More When did justice become ‘unnecessary’?
My client and his wife were travelling on the A12 in Suffolk, from Ipswich towards Colchester, when their vehicle was hit by a lorry changing lanes. The lorry had been travelling in the inside lane. My client had been travelling in the outside lane and was in the process of overtaking the lorry, when the lorry […]Read More Compensation for driver injured in A12 lorry accident
The Queens Speech included a pledge by the government to crack on with the previous proposals to ‘tackle the compensation culture’ by bringing in whiplash reforms under a Civil Liability Bill. This has been to the delight of the insurers. What the reforms will do: Road accident victims suffering whiplash a) Prevent accident victims who suffer whiplash […]Read More The ‘whiplash’ reforms will injure us all