Personal Injury Aware February 2019
The personal injury market is facing major upheaval in many different ways, which is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.
With this in mind, we have started a new publication to bring together the thoughts and opinions from across Keoghs’ various teams involved in the personal injury market - and by the number of contributors listed, we hope this highlights the wide variety of teams that make up a part of Keoghs.
We hope you find this an informative read!
Partner Don Clarke and John Gibson provide a summary of all the key issues affecting the personal injury landscape.
Injured people will often trust their lawyers, medical experts and others involved in the claims process and rely upon them for guidance in pursuing their claims in a competent and appropriate manner, with their best interests in mind.
In the first of a series of snapshots looking at claims with a foreign element involved, Jennifer Bond outlines the process for motor claims in Europe, and what potential impact Brexit is going to have.
The acceptance of a claimant’s Part 36 offer by a defendant after the relevant period has, until recently, been a point of contention between paying and receiving parties.
The recent decisions such as Swift v Carpenter  EWHC 060 (QB) serve to deliver some useful reminders for insurers and their lawyers that trials are rarely a sympathetic forum to conclude cases.
Credit hire claims are difficult to track through the MoJ Portal – costing insurers significant amounts of money. Melanie Mooney highlights the issue and how Keoghs can assist
Stuart Giddings, partner in Keoghs’ Complex and Catastrophic Loss team, recently succeeded in bringing a fundamentally dishonest claim to a stop, resulting in LV= costs being paid.
Young drivers (those aged from 17-24 years old) account for around 20% of road deaths, even though they make up only 7% of full licence holders and their mileage is lower than other road users.
We’ve had a busy few months with our events from the teams in Legacy, Complex and Catastrophic Loss and Motor to name a few, as well as more coming up (watch out for invites!).
Following the introduction of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO), Keoghs has identified an increase in claims alleging tinnitus following a road traffic accident.