How long will it take to get compensation? How much compensation will I get? How much is this going to cost me? Only one of these questions can be answered with any certainty at the start of a personal injury claim. Cost. Before you even start the claim process, your solicitor will be able to tell you how much it's going to cost you.
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A time of major change in the UK Insurance industry – Part 1: After Vnuk, is it time to insure that golf cart?
The UK Insurance industry is facing a number of significant changes. In the first in a series of articles on these changes, we look at a recent decision from the EU which will have huge ramifications for insurance policies, bringing a whole range of motor vehicles within the realm of those that must be insured – and victims of more types of accident able to claim compensation.
No-one ever chooses to be injured but it is important that when someone is involved in an accident or has suffered negligence, they get all the support that they need, including legal advice. The priority has to be for an injured person and their family to get access to local support and medical care and for rehabilitation to be put in place for them as soon as possible.
As of 28 November 2016 claims for payment of a sum below £5,000 (excluding personal injury) must be raised under the new Simple Procedure Rules. This has replaced Summary Cause and Small Claims in the Sheriff Court. Personal Injury claims are not yet covered by the SP Rules. Personal Injury Claims below £5,000 are expected to have a new set of Court Rules set out in the near future.
The legal defence of Automatism is most commonly used in road traffic accident cases. This is where someone cannot be held responsible for their actions if they have no knowledge of the accident. Here, we look a recent case we dealt which in which automatism was raised as a defence.