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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Whiplash Claims – Here we go again! 

The countdown to cracking down on fraudulent whiplash claims has been announced by the Government. Their aim? To set fixed amounts for compensation. Although figures have not yet been finalised, these fixed amounts will be significantly lower than the amount of compensation that is currently being awarded by the courts. Here are a few possible…
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Personal injury claim successful despite defendant lies

Vicki Wright makes a successful personal injury claim despite the defendant’s lies. Red rag to a bull Nothing makes our clients more cross than when they are faced with lies after they are injured. What the other side fails to consider is how much our clients want honesty. Lying about events, or blaming our client,…
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Ignored and blamed for toe amputation in Accident at work

Ignoring and blaming our client for accident at work gets Vicki Wright fighting back. Foot crushed and toe amputation.  Our client’s foot was crushed when his colleague’s pump truck collided with the pump truck we has stepping onto and therefore crushing his foot between the two pump trucks. The crush injury in this accident at…
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Fraudulent Road Traffic Accident claims

Birmingham is named as the worst city for fraudulent road traffic accident claims. ‘Cash for crash’ describes people making up a road traffic accident. Either it did not happen, or they induced a collision to make a personal injury claim. The report comes from The Insurance Bureau. It is a not for profit organisation working…
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Road Traffic Accidents in the News lately

Vicki Wright reflects road traffic accidents that have occupied the news lately. "It is always with great sadness when I read in the news that individuals have lost their lives in road traffic accidents. There have been several horrific crashes on our motorways recently. Worryingly, with the increasing traffic on our roads and motorways, I…
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The need to tackle dangerous cycling

With the increase in cycle use, dangerous cycling is becoming more common. Cycling has become extremely popular in recent years. Noticeably since the London Olympics of 2012. But, also because of a push to be greener and healthier as a nation. However, the law is failing to keep pace with this modern day change. Reports…
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Ambulance Chaser – how to infuriate a lawyer who cares

Don't call Vicki Wright an Ambulance Chaser!  “Picture the scene ..... Beautiful sunny day. Enjoying a relaxing game of tennis when a police car drove into the car park. I joked with my partner that they had finally caught up with him and he expressed confidence that I would be able to protect him. I…
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Don’t be fooled by insurance companies

Not sure if you’ve noticed, but the topics of “insurance”, “whiplash” and “car crashes” have taken a back foot in the popular press over the summer months. But don’t be fooled. Once Parliament is back, the proposed reforms relating to injuries arising from car crashes will return. Probably with even greater enthusiasm than before. To…
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Same protection for those hit by uninsured driver

Those hit by uninsured driver given same protection as those claiming against insured and known drivers. This relates to the protection offered against being liable for the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) costs. The decision comes following Howe v Motor Insurers’ Bureau [2017] EWCA obligation 932. Brief summary of case On 30 March 2007, Mr Howe…
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