Case Studies

Road Traffic Accident involving Motor Cyclist

The claimant and her husband pursued active leisure pursuits – they enjoyed climbing, walking, falconry, motor cycling and caravanning.

The claimant was involved in a motorway collision with a van. The collision was entirely the fault of the van driver. The collision resulted in the below-the-knee amputation of the claimant’s right leg.

Mis-selling of a Pension Policy by an Independent Financial Adviser

The policyholder had been recommended by the IFA to transfer his existing pension policies into an unsuitable “structured” product.

During the economic downturn of 2008, the structured product became worthless.

Collision at a Level Crossing

The driver of a lorry making a delivery to a recycling site that could only be accessed by the use of an unmanned level crossing was required to telephone the signal man before using the crossing so as to ensure that it was safe to do so. The driver failed to do so and as his lorry crossed the track it was struck was struck by a passenger train.

Collapse of a Building

A property that was undergoing extension and renovation collapsed, whilst the basement was being excavated. The collapse caused injury to three workmen, one of whom was grievously injured.

There were three defendants; the owner of the property, his builder and the sub-contractor who was excavating the basement. Each of the workmen brought a claim against the three defendants.

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