Injured driver recovers 380% more than insurer’s first compensation offer

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

Is there a compensation culture and does it fuel increasing motor insurance premiums?

It didn’t take too long for me to collate the information in the below table which confirms that compensation claims relating to road traffic accidents have decreased with nearly 60,000 less claims being made in 2016 than in 2011.  Furthermore, 96% of those claims registered have been successful (with settlements paid to the claimant). Therefore, this data (recorded […]

Read More Is there a compensation culture and does it fuel increasing motor insurance premiums?

Access (to Justice) Denied!

  The Government’s spending review in November 2015 saw George Osborne announce a rise in the small claims limit for personal injury cases from £1,000 to £5,000. Currently in the small claims court, each party pays their own legal costs, regardless of outcome. A successful claimant cannot recover any solicitor costs from the defendant if […]

Read More Access (to Justice) Denied!