News Practice: Road Traffic Accidents

Road Traffic Accidents caused by vehicle distractions

November 26, 2019

Driving requires the full attention of the driver at all times – vehicles can travel many metres in a short amount of time and distractions impede drivers’ ability to spot hazards and react in time. However, recently there has been much attention on driver distraction due to the use of mobile phones as it becomes the fastest growing factor in car accidents.

Reprehensible but lawful! Can Claimant’s record a medical examination in a personal injury case?

November 21, 2019

This question was considered in the recent case of Mustard -v- Flowers and Others (2019) in the High Court.

Accidents Abroad and Brexit Wrangles

April 28, 2019

At the time of writing it is still not clear whether the UK will leave the EU on 29 March, 12 April, 22 May, or indeed at all. Bearing in mind that Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union was triggered 2 years ago, it is perhaps surprising that with a week to go such uncertainty remains.

The rise of vehicle autonomy in the UK: implications for road traffic accidents

April 11, 2019

Specialist Personal Injury solicitor at Trethowans, James Braund, explores the implications of the increasing shift towards autonomous vehicles in the UK.

Insurers backed by Court in Supreme Court Case

March 20, 2019

Bournemouth-based Insurance company LV= have recently been backed by the Supreme Court over when an unknown Defendant can be sued.

The Supreme Court Refuses Personal Injury Claim Against Unnamed Driver

March 15, 2019

James Braund, Personal Injury Solicitor, considers recent developments in personal injury claims against untraced drivers in Road Traffic Accidents.

Road Traffic Accidents

May 25, 2018