Whiplash proposals target fraudulent claims with increase in RTA small claims limit to £5,000 – Litigation Futures

Posted December 11th, 2012 in compensation, consultations, news, personal injuries, road traffic, small claims by sally

“The government will today finally unveil its long-awaited consultation on increasing the small claims limit for road traffic personal injury cases from £1,000 to £5,000, a move that would decimate the workload of many law firms.”

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Litigation Futures, 11th December 2012

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Vet who killed driver wins landmark case to get unlawful killing verdict overturned – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 12th, 2012 in inquests, news, road traffic, unlawful killing by sally

“A trainee vet whose car fatally struck a tow truck driver by the side of a motorway has triumphed in a ground-breaking legal fight to overturn an inquest verdict that he was ‘unlawfully killed’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th October 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Greater rights for motorists – Home Office

Posted October 3rd, 2012 in news, road traffic, wheel clamping by sally

“From today (1 October), motorists will be given greater rights as new laws banning wheel clamping and towing take effect.”

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Home Office, 1st October 2012

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Wilkinson v Fitzgerald and Churchill Insurance Company Ltd; Evans v Cockayne and Equity Claims Ltd, Secretary of State for Transport intervening – WLR Daily

Posted September 7th, 2012 in EC law, insurance, law reports, negligence, road traffic by tracey

Wilkinson v Fitzgerald and Churchill Insurance Company Ltd: Evans v Cockayne and Equity Claims Ltd, Secretary of State for Transport intervening: [2012] EWCA Civ 1166: [2012] WLR (D)  260

“Where an insured driver permitted an uninsured driver to use his motor vehicle in which he then was injured as a passenger, the insured as passenger was entitled to receive sums from a judgment against the negligent driver and would not automatically be excluded from the benefit of his compulsory insurance, but any recovery by the insurer in respect of that judgment must be proportionate and determined on the basis of the circumstances of the case.”

WLR daily, 24th August 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Addison Lee taxi firm fails to overturn London bus lane ban – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2012 in competition, judicial review, news, road traffic, taxis, transport by tracey

“The Addison Lee taxi company is to take its battle to use London’s bus lanes to a higher court after it lost a judicial review of a ban on the tactic. The taxi firm, headed by millionaire Conservative party donor John Griffin, was hoping to overturn an April ruling in the high court that prevented its drivers from using bus lanes restricted to London buses and licensed black taxis.”

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The Guardian, 11th July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Court ruling could force motor insurance premiums to rise by 25pc – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 18th, 2012 in accidents, insurance, news, repairs, road traffic by sally

“Customers could face yet more hikes in their car insurance after a court ruling that experts fear could lead to minor repairs costing 25pc more.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th June 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Addison Lee boss could face prosecution for bus lane instruction – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2012 in competition, news, road traffic, taxis, transport by sally

“The head of one of the UK’s biggest cab companies, Addison Lee, faces possible prosecution for instructing his drivers to ignore the law and use bus lanes in London.”

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The Guardian, 21st May 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Crackdown on whiplash injury claims – The Independent

“Whiplash injury claims cost insurers more than £2 billion last year – adding around £90 to the
cost of a typical car insurance policy, the AA has revealed.”

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The Independent, 2nd May 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

London cab firm drivers told to defy bus lane law – The Guardian

Posted April 16th, 2012 in news, road traffic, taxis, transport by sally

“London’s biggest taxi company and Transport for London (TfL) are on collision course after the company’s chairman instructed his 4,000 drivers to defy the law and use bus lanes.”

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The Guardian, 16th April 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Recent Developments in RTA damages – Zenith Chambers

Posted January 18th, 2012 in accidents, contracts, insurance, news, road traffic by sally

“The latest development in the credit hire saga, this decision follows the attempts by defendant insurers to apply the Cancellation of Contracts made in a Consumer’s Home or Place of Work Regulations 2008 (“the 2008 Regulations”). In Chen Wei v Cambridge Power & Light Ltd the defendant successfully used the claimant’s breach of the 2008 Regulations to avoid payment of any hire charges. In this case the claimant sought to avoid the same conclusion by having the damages paid under a policy of insurance which was in place and pursuing the claim as a subrogated claim by the insurers.”

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Zenith Chambers, 17th January 2012

Source: www.zenithchambers.co.uk

Delaney v Pickett and another – WLR Daily

Posted January 5th, 2012 in appeals, defences, drug abuse, ex turpi causa, law reports, negligence, news, road traffic by tracey

Delaney v Pickett and another; [2011] EWCA Civ 1532;  [2011] WLR (D)  390

“In looking to the possible application of the defence of ‘ex turpi’ in a claim of negligence arising out of a road traffic accident it could be crucial to ask whether the injury in issue was truly a consequence of the claimant’s unlawful act or whether it was a consequence of the unlawful act only in the sense that it would not have happened if the claimant had not been committing an unlawful act. In other words, could one say that, although the damage would not have happened but for the tortious conduct of the defendant, it was caused by the criminal act of the claimant; or was the position, rather, that, although the damage would not have happened without the criminal act of the claimant, it was caused by the tortious act of the defendant ?.”

WLR Daily, 21st December 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

London Low Emission Zone for large vans and minibuses – BBC News

Posted January 3rd, 2012 in carbon dioxide emissions, London, news, road traffic by tracey

“Large vans and minibuses which are more than 10 years old are facing a new charge of £100 a day in Greater London, if they fail to meet pollution limits.”

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BBC News, 3rd January 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Driver whose car was damaged by potholes wins £2,000 payout – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 6th, 2011 in compensation, local government, news, road traffic by sally

“A driver whose car was damaged by potholes in Coventry has won a payout of £2,000 after taking the city council to court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th September 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Chicken bone throw led to ‘bizarre’ Swansea car pile-up – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2011 in accidents, news, road traffic by sally

A district judge says the case of a man who threw a chicken bone across a road and caused a four-car pile-up is the most bizarre he has ever known.

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BBC News, 4th July 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Djanogly v Westminster City Council – WLR Daily

Posted April 21st, 2011 in appeals, law reports, motorcycles, parking, road traffic by sally

Djanogly v Westminster City Council [2011] EWCA Civ 432; [2011] WLR (D) 140

“When making a traffic management order a local authority was entitled to see the fair spreading of costs for suitable and adequate parking facilities between motorcyclists and car drivers as a legitimate consideration.”

WLR Daily, 19th April 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Injured North Yorkshire Police officer awarded £370,000 – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2011 in accidents, compensation, news, personal injuries, police, road traffic by sally

“A police sergeant who was forced to retire after he was seriously injured in a motorbike accident has been awarded £370,000 in compensation.”

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BBC News, 11th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Paralysed sixth-former awarded record £17.5m payout after car accident – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 8th, 2010 in accidents, compensation, news, personal injuries, road traffic by sally

“A sixth-former, Chrissie Johnson, who was paralysed for life in a car accident has been awarded a record multi-million pound payout from the High Court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘Big brother’ traffic cameras must be regulated, orders home secretary – The Guardian

Posted July 5th, 2010 in news, police, road traffic, speed cameras, traffic signal cameras by sally

“The home secretary, Theresa May, has ordered that a national police camera network that logs more than 10m movements of motorists every day be placed under statutory regulation.”

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The Guardian, 4th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Low value personal injury claims in road traffic accidents – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 7th, 2009 in costs, personal injuries, press releases, road traffic, time limits by sally

“Policy report outlining a new claims process for road traffic accident personal injury claims valued between £1,000 and £10,000.”

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Ministry of Justice, 6th October 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Fines for not wearing a seatbelt double – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 30th, 2009 in fines, news, road safety, road traffic by sally

“Fines for not wearing a seatbelt have been doubled to £60 after the Home Office admitted the previous penalty was not acting as a sufficient deterrent.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th June 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk