What You Can Claim For

Contributory Negligence by Daniel Menell

This is also known as split liability and it is an important concept for a Claimant to understand in many claims for personal injury. In the blink of an eye, the value of your claim for compensation could be reduced by 50% or more, so itís as well to have a grasp of the topic.

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General Damages in Brief by Daniel Menell

This is the aspect of a personal injury claim which seeks to compensate a Claimant for their injuries, also known as damages for pain, suffering, and loss of amenity. It is often possible to give someone what transpires to be a reasonably accurate indication of the likely award for general damages following an injury in the first phone call. An injury resulting in a minor soft tissue neck injury, such as a whiplash injury commonly caused by being "rear ended" in a car might attract a compensation payment of only a few hundred pounds if the recovery is swift and uneventful over a period of days or weeks. More prolonged symptoms up to a year, and it may be worth up to about £2,500. A two year recovery may push the value up to about £4,500. An experienced personal injury lawyer should be able to form an educated view and give you broad advice from an early stage, based on your description of the accident and injuries, and might take into account factors such as your gender, age, occupation, pre accident health and a myriad of other matters. Ultimately though, any lawyer worth his salt will advise you that the indication of value is no more than that, an indication. A more accurate valuation really can not be formulated until the lawyer has before them a medico-legal report, which is a medical report prepared by an independent doctor to consider your injuries in detail.

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General Damages in Detail by Daniel Menell

In any claim for compensation following an accident leading to personal injury, an injured person will at some point want to know how much money they will be entitled to. General damages is the term used to describe compensation for pain, suffering and loss of amenity, rather than financial loss. But what exactly does this element of a personal injury claim encompass, and how is it calculated?

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No Cost Accident Car and Bike Hire by Ross Aldridge

Whether you are injured in an accident or not, if you are the owner of a vehicle that is involved in an accident which is not your fault, you may be inconvenienced by being without your car whilst it is off the road. This is especially so if your car is a write-off and if you are only insured Third Party.

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