Road Traffic Accidents

  • Fixed Fees for Road Traffic Accident Cases

    Professional fees for dealing with personal injury cases involving road traffic accidents are set to be ‘capped’, following the decision to adopt a ‘fixed fee’ scale. Under the new scheme, claims under £10,000 in value, which...
  • Injury - Who is Liable?

    Sometimes, cases involving personal injuries lead to decisions which do not at first glance seem to be those you would expect. Following a similar case some months ago, involving a woman whose car collided with a bus, a further case has now been decided...
  • Injury - Who is to Blame?

    One of the things which determine the eventual payout in personal injury claims is the degree to which the injured person is to blame for the injury that befell them. This principle is called 'contributory negligence'. It also applies where an injury...
  • Low Speed Impacts: a Problem Area

    When injuries occur because of high-speed impacts between cars, once the ‘liability’ issue (who was responsible for the accident) is sorted out, the argument normally becomes one about money. With low-speed impacts (typically under 5 mph),...
  • No Win No Fee - What Does it Mean?

    It is common knowledge that taking action in the courts against an opponent who disputes your claim can be stressful and expensive. Recently, alternatives to bringing court action, such as alternative dispute resolution and mediation, have become more...
  • Road Traffic Accidents - Two Minute Guide

    If you suffer injury due to a road traffic accident which is not your fault, you can make a claim for damages if another person was at fault. All road users owe a duty of care to other road users, so if an accident is caused by their negligence they can be...