How and where do road traffic accidents happen in Liverpool?

How and where do road traffic accidents happen in Liverpool? To get a clearer understanding of the road traffic accidents that happen in Liverpool, we conducted a study analysing every accident on Liverpool roads that was reported in the Liverpool Echo over the past year. We carried out the study to answer the following questions: What date and time are accidents most likely in Liverpool? What roads and areas in Liverpool are more likely to have car accidents? What types (make/model) of vehicles are more likely to be involved in Liverpool road traffic accidents? When and where are car accidents that lead to injuries most likely to happen in Liverpool? We pored through all the available data to produce this report: Liverpool car crash accident statistics 2015/16 Here’s a quick breakdown of our findings… Liverpool road traffic accidents are slightly more likely to happen in the spring and summer months, with March and July seeing the highest amount of car crashes on Liverpool roads. The morning rush hour is by far the most dangerous time to be on Liverpool roads, with more accidents happening before 9am than at any other time of the day. Queens Drive had more than twice as many road…

Insurers not willing to pass on whiplash savings to consumers for at least another two years – Fitch

Insurers not willing to pass on whiplash savings to consumers for at least another two years – Fitch Leading credit ratings agency Fitch has revealed that it doesn’t expect the cost of car insurance premiums to fall for at least another two years – despite the UK government’s ongoing whiplash reforms. Price drops in motor insurance have been expected as insurers pass on savings after the government introduced new proposals designed to reduce the instance of false whiplash claims. However, according to Fitch Ratings insurance premiums will continue to rise because the levels of reserve released that have supported profitability amongst insurers in the past few years are ‘unsustainable’ in the long term. In a recent report, Fitch said: “Premium rates are still below 2012 levels and we believe more rises are inevitable”. Following the then Chancellor George Osborne’s autumn statement, which proposed an increase in the small claims limit and a ban on general damages for soft-tissue injuries, the Ministry Of Justice has been preparing a consultation. However, Fitch’s report states that even if the whiplash proposals are fully implemented then insurers will still be “reluctant to pass savings on to consumers before seeing evidence of reduced claims costs.” It…

Fraudulent whiplash claim leads to 12-month prison sentence for father-of-three

Fraudulent whiplash claim leads to 12-month prison sentence for father-of-three A man who tried to claim £15,000 for whiplash has been sentenced to a 12 month prison sentence after fabricating his road traffic accident claim. The High Court recently heard that Bernard Parmer, a father-of-three, either made or caused to be made a total of six different false statements of truth after traffic accident in the West Midlands in 2012 between a Vauxhall Corsa and a Jaguar. Parmar went on to claim damages for a whiplash injury following the collision, but this claim was contested by the other parties’ insurers AIG Europe on the basis that it was fraudulent. The case originally went to trial in July 2015 at Walsall Country Court, where Parmar and two supporting witnesses were cross-examined. Parmar then stopped attending the trial after the first day, and his solicitors withdrew for want of instructions. His Honour Judge Gregroy said in his subsequent judgement that the claimant made for a ‘patently and persistently dishonest’ witness due to his behaviour on the witness stand, which included avoiding questions, obfuscating the facts and claiming he couldn’t remember certain facts and details. Judge Gregory said: “I unhesitatingly have come to the…

How will Brexit affect UK personal injury claims?

How will Brexit affect UK personal injury claims? Both Defendant and Claimant lawyers in the UK have grown accustomed to applying EU-based directives and regulations on the personal injury claims they deal with, so how might Brexit affect the legal process in the UK? EU Directives These are legal acts outlined in the EU Treaty. Member States of the EU are obliged to put these directives into their national law within a set deadline, and they establish minimum requirements and principles that are fundamental to the EU – which are often outlined in more detail in specific EU Regulations. EU Regulations These are fixed into law by Statutory Instruments and are a form of legislation that allow Acts of Parliament (such as the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974) to be put into practice without then need for Parliament having to vote and pass a new Act. What EU Directives and Regulations currently apply to UK personal injury claims? Health and Safety at Work: Following on from the European Framework Directive on Safety and Health at Work, the UK passed the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act. That particular Directive is considered a huge milestone in making work environments more safe for…