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Personal Injury » What is a Road Traffic Accident? Court Rules
A case in which a motorist suffered serious head injuries when his Land Rover was squashed beneath a falling sycamore tree gave rise to a novel test case in which a judge was asked to define what is, and is not, a ‘road traffic accident’.Lawyers representing the motorist had sued a lando...
Personal Injury » Women Triumph in Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Dispute
Women Triumph in Anti-Wrinkle Treatment DisputeBeauty salon customers who paid £4,000 for an anti-wrinkle treatment – which was hailed as a vegetarian-friendly collagen alternative but which contained traces of the blood serum of unborn calves – have scored a crucial victory in the...
Personal Injury » 5 Reasons Your Case Could Have Been Under-Valued
Compensation cases may be challenging and it's too easy for some less experienced solicitors to settle a case early when things get tough.   Most experienced solicitors will work with you to overcome any hidden problems, delays or complications, so that you ultimately get the most compensation...
Personal Injury » Catastrophically Injured Cyclist Wins £5.3 Million
Lawyers representing a young cyclist who staged a truly remarkable recovery from catastrophic injuries suffered when he was knocked off his trail bike by a teenage motorist have achieved an outstanding settlement of his case worth almost £5.3 million.Tobias Phethean-Hubble was aged 16 and a ke...
Personal Injury » Law Society campaign to tackle compensation given by insurers welcomed by Mercury Legal
A newly launched campaign by The Law Society which aims to tackle compensation given by insurers has been welcomed by Mercury Legal.The campaign, which uses the strapline ‘Don’t get mugged...
Personal Injury » Injured Thief Fails in Damages Claim Against Accomplice
In a ruling which re-asserts the maxim that no one should be compensated for the consequences of their own criminal act, a thief who sued his accomplice after he was catastrophically injured in a fall from the back of their getaway vehicle has had his compensation hopes dashed by the Court of Appeal...
Personal Injury » Mum Liable for Putting Child on ‘Wrong Booster Cushion’
In a tragic cautionary tale for all parents of young children, an excellent and caring mother, who put her three-year-old daughter on an unsuitable car booster cushion prior to a road accident has been held 25% responsible for the girl's catastrophic injuries.The mother had made the same mistake as ...

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