Personal Injury

Solicitor in Luton

Personal Injury Claims under the law of England and Wales An introduction

Bringing a claim for compensation for Personal Injury (PI) under the law of England and Wales, has never been easier.  Businesses are out there marketing on the internet, offering free-phone numbers, running claims shops, doing deals with brokers and insurance companies to access Claimants. Finding someone who’ll sign you up to make a claim is …

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Harley-Davidson recall – brake failure risk

On 6th March 2018, Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency launched a “concern” effecting 3050 motorcycles built by Harley-Davidson between 25th June 2006 and 13th December 2011. The “concern” is: “If the brake fluid has not been changed as per manufacturer’s instructions deposits may form which may affect the operation of the ABS module.   Continued use …

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5 ways to lose a Personal Injury claim

Bang to rights!  Money’s practically in the bank.  Rear-end-shunt?  You can’t lose!  Insurance companies always pay! That’s how they sell it.  Two grand.  Three grand.  Easy money.  Just sign here. Think again. Unfortunately, in today’s Personal Injury claims world, bankable certainties aren’t quite as bankable, or certain, as they once were.  The real world can, …

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What are damages?

Damages means compensation.  Money paid to the value of a wrong. How damages are calculated I will explain in a moment.  Legal principles, guidance issued by Judges in cases, and guidance issued by a committee called the Judicial College, set the rules. But let’s face the fact: getting damages is the point of any claim. …

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Whose fault is it anyway?

Someone must be to blame.  Surely. Motorway pile up: death of a passenger.   Meat-cutting saw on rampage: serious head injuries.  Forklift truck crushing driver: amputated leg.  Fatal undiagnosed pulmonary embolism. You’re starting point is: something went badly wrong, someone must be to blame. You’re probably right, but when you apply the legal principles things are …

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Right to know

How can you consent when you have no knowledge?   You may imagine this seems obvious.  So obvious it doesn’t need to be explained.     But it wasn’t always like this. Consent, knowledge, making informed choices, has shifted into the foreground of medical treatment.   But even now the law’s interpretation of consent is still evolving. In my …

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