The SARAH bill will ensure that good samaritans are not sued if they perform first aid in an emergency situation.
The Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Act received Royal Assent on 12th February 2015. The Bill was to make provision as to matters to which a court must have regard in determining a claim in negligence or breach of statutory duty.
Answer 2 – gathering evidence of any vehicles involved
If you have sustained a personal injury in a cycling accident involving a vehicle it’s very important to gather it’s registration number. In fast moving situations, especially if you’ve just been hit by a vehicle then accurately recording this information can be very difficult.
Answer 1 – gathering witness details
If you have sustained a personal injury in a cycling accident and there are witnesses, it is extremely important that you collect their contact details. A witness could be another cyclist, motorist, a passenger in a car or a passing pedestrian.
I met up with a client recently who had instructed me very late in the day having represented himself for over three years. The client had drafted his own schedule of losses which he needed to serve on the other party’s solicitors.
QUESTION: Can a tweet be used as evidence in a personal injury case?
For example a health and safety issue is reported to a company via their official Twitter account which they publicise as an official support channel. They acknowledge the tweet (by replying) but then don’t take action on the issue.
The Medical Innovation Bill is a Private Members Bill introduced by Lord Saatchi, a Conservative peer in July 2014. It intends to encourage doctors to innovate and attempt new treatments, without the threat of litigation.
The controversy surrounding this bill is due to the response to this bill by doctors, medical groups, patient groups, charities and the legal profession.
The annual Health and Safety Statistics, published by the Health and Safety Executive records details of workplace health and safety in Great Britain.
For the period 2013/2014 there were 1.2 million self-reported health and safety incidents and approximately half a million of these cases developed during the year.
Bereavement Damages Research commissioned by APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) in 2013 resulted in APIL asking the Government to review the current system and to bring bereavement claims in England and Wales in line with those in Scotland.
At the moment only spouses, civil partners and parents of children under 18 can claim bereavement damages in England and Wales.
I recently wrote a blog on the law in relation to highway claims governed by the Highways Act 1980. To be eligible to make a claim you will need to show some form of defect with the road or pavement in order to be able to hold the local council responsible.
Section 41 of the Highways Act 1980 states that the highway authority has a responsibility to maintain roads at public expense in a fit state to accommodate the “ordinary traffic which passes or maybe expected to pass” along them. Therefore, a highway authority needs to take reasonable care of the road.
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