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Personal Injury Claims Law Blogs & Legal News from UK & US Personal Injury Lawyers. Welcoming accident claims solicitors from Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh etc), England (London, Manchester, Birmingham etc), Wales (Cardiff), Republic of Ireland (Dublin, Limerick, Cork etc), Northern Ireland (Belfast) and beyond to share their great legal knowledge and expertise to help people understand the practicalities of making and defending a personal injury claim.

Amendments To Rule 76 of the Rules of Civil Procedures in Ontario, Canada

July 4, 2021

Important Rule Changes to Speed Up Litigation Rule 76 of the Rules of Civil Procedure provides for actions of a lesser monetary value to proceed by way of a more streamlined process called the “simplified procedure.” The purpose of the Rule is to reduce the cost of litigating claims of modest amounts by reducing the amount of unnecessary, expensive and time-consuming procedure.  […]

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Determining the value of your case.

June 4, 2021

“What is my personal injury case worth?” This is perhaps the most common question asked to the accident attorney with at the onset of the client-lawyer relationship in personal injury litigation. The most common answer provided by lawyers to their clients will likely be “It depends…” followed by numerous contingencies in relation to the impact […]

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How Were You Hurt? Understanding the Different Types of Personal Injury Claims

October 23, 2018

Based on personal injury claims laws in the US and generally. There are a lot of different ways you might end up getting hurt, and not all of them are physical. It’s important that you understand the different kinds of claims and cases available to you – and the different types of claims that could […]

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Delays in Whiplash Reform and Future Effects on Cyclists

September 13, 2018

In 2017, the UK government announced a sweeping reform focused on whiplash and personal injury guidelines to help combat unnecessary and costly compensation claims. Under the Civil Liability Bill, changes to compensation claims after a road traffic incident were to take place. In effect, the threshold for small claims court would increase from £1,000 up […]

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The Cost of not Making a Personal Injury Claim

July 5, 2018

Loss to the individual If someone came and took £1,178.45 out of your bank account, you would do something about it. Yet following an accident that was the fault of someone else many people choose not to do anything about it. As shown above, the cost of apathy is huge with the average level of […]

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Setting the Personal Injury Discount Rate – New Legislation in Scotland Proposed

July 5, 2018

The setting of the personal injury discount rate has historically been a contentious issue for both the insurance and personal injury sectors because of the impact it can have the size of awards received by claimants. The subject has come to the fore again recently with the news that the Scottish Government intends to introduce […]

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A Game-Changer For Personal Injury Lawsuits: Recent Changes To New York Summary Judgment Rules Benefit Accident Victims

May 20, 2018

In April of 2018, the New York Court of Appeals – the highest court in the State of New York – decided the case of Rodriguez v. City of New York, 2018 NY Slip Op. 02287 (N.Y., April 3, 2018) which fundamentally changed the way in which New York personal injury cases are litigated and […]

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What is the time limit for bringing a personal injury claim in England?

February 8, 2018

If you have suffered an accident or injury and another party was at fault, you are entitled to make a personal injury claim. However, it is important to note that the law imposes strict time limits on bringing a personal injury claim, whether you’re bringing a general accident claim or a more specific type of […]

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Are the Proposed Personal Injury Reforms Fair?

May 17, 2016

At the beginning of this month, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) held their annual conference in Birmingham. The main topic of discussion at the conference was the proposed personal injury reforms due to make their way through parliament later this year. The proposed reforms have been met with much criticism for denying many […]

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KCR v The Scout Association – Compensation Awards in Abuse Cases

April 7, 2016

The case of KCR v The Scout Association [2016] EWHC 597 (QB) concerned the abuse of a young boy suffered at the hand of his Cub Scout Group Leader in the 1980s. The boy’s abuser was convicted of a great number of sexual offences carried out against young boys, including the claimant in 2003. The defendant, […]

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