Rachel Jones looks at the whiplash reforms and asks: are insurers delivering on the reduced premiums they promised as a result of this legislation?
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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.
How safe would you feel stranded in a broken down vehicle, or attending an emergency, on a motorway with no hard shoulder?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.