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13 February 2019 0 Comments Posted in Personal Injury, PI Tech

The Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018 – six months on, is it fit for purpose?

Posted by , Senior Claims Handler

We are now six months on from the introduction of the new statutory liability for driverless vehicles. Here, Rachel Jones gives a reminder of the Act’s key components, and an update on how technology is marching on.

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8 January 2019 0 Comments Posted in Personal Injury, PI Tech

Smart motorways – are they really as smart as they claim to be?

Posted by , Senior Claims Handler

How safe would you feel stranded in a broken down vehicle, or attending an emergency, on a motorway with no hard shoulder?

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2 October 2017 5 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

We need to talk about roadside workers

Posted by , Senior Claims Handler

It’s easy to dismiss flashing amber lights at the roadside, but your inattention or speed could result in injury or death to someone just trying to do their job.

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25 November 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

A gentle stroll along a country lane – or a dice with death?

Posted by , Senior Claims Handler

walking in road

Whether it’s an oblivious pedestrian, a speeding driver, or a poorly lit cyclist, we are all subject to, and responsible for, ensuring the collective safety on our cities’ roads.

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21 November 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Why people injured in accidents must keep the right to claim

Posted by , Senior Claims Handler

whiplash claims

After some delay, the Ministry of Justice has launched its consultation for proposals to reduce whiplash claims which currently closes on 6 January 2017. With other restrictions on the horizon for both Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence claimants, access to justice has never been more threatened.

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2 November 2015 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Bollards and hazard warning signs – there for a reason

Posted by , Senior Claims Handler

Bollard and hazard signs

Why does common sense so often go out of the window when we see bollards or warning signs? Ignoring them can be dangerous; they are there for a reason as an example below demonstrates.

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20 May 2015 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Calling all drivers – is your mind really on the road?

Posted by , Senior Claims Handler

distracted driver

It’s been reported in the press that half of all drivers admit to flouting traffic laws. Rachel Jones in our Personal Injury teams explains what drivers can do to make sure they do not get distracted on the road.

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19 December 2014 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Have a safe journey home this festive season

Posted by , Senior Claims Handler

Safe journey home

The combination of alcohol, pedestrians, increased traffic and winter nights around the Christmas and New Year season can be a recipe for a festive nightmare, but pedestrians and drivers should share responsibility for their safety.

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23 October 2014 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Are you booking your winter break online?

Posted by , Senior Claims Handler

With the cold weather approaching many peoples’ thoughts are turning to planning winter holidays. The choice of destinations, accommodation and method of travel is seemingly unlimited but the way you book your holiday could affect your right to claim for injuries.

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9 September 2014 0 Comments Posted in Personal Injury

5 tips to avoid car accidents as autumn approaches

Posted by , Senior Claims Handler

Following a surprisingly warm summer, the UK is now back to the more familiar typically wet weather with a definite autumn chill in the air. Changes between seasons and unsettled weather often catch motorists out.

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20 May 2014 0 Comments Posted in Personal Injury

Injury on holiday? What to do next

Posted by , Senior Claims Handler

The holiday season is upon us and while for most of us this means freedom from work, relaxation and the excitement of new experiences, for some, the occasion will be marred by injury or illness.

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24 April 2014 0 Comments Posted in Personal Injury

Potholes – bad news for you and your car

Posted by , Senior Claims Handler

Following the wettest winter in recorded history, few of us can have missed the news reports about the state of the UK’s roads and the hazard of increasing potholes. On top of this, many Councils will soon consider diverting public funds from highway repairs towards the expenses needed to adapt parking meters to the new-style £1 coin. In other words, we’ll keep seeing potholes on our roads.

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