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Archive for December 2012

Be prepared for the bad weather

For the last few years there has been a major increase in the amount of snow and ice we are getting in the South West and I am sure that this year won’t be any different, especially with predictions of an “arctic winter” on the horizon. Unfortunately, whilst it can look beautiful, snow and ice undoubtedly lead to an increase in people injuring themselves as a result of slipping. It […]

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Road safety this christmas

In 2011 there were 280 deaths and nearly 1300 serious injuries caused by drivers who were over the legal drink driving limit. These figures indicate that approximately 1 in 7 road deaths involved drink driving. During the 2011 Christmas and New Year period 7200 arrests were made from roadside alcohol tests carried out. It is important to remember the damage a motor vehicle can cause a person. Road traffic accidents […]

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Wear something yellow to support PIP victims

In December 2011 French medical authorities advised all women in France who received breast implants supplied by the Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) Company to have them removed. Although initially, the British medical authorities advised the estimated 47,000 British women who have PIP implants women not too worry, they later also advised that they should be removed. It is now a year later and the outrage continues with women fighting to […]

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Can I make a ‘Hit and Run’ claim?

There are on average over 200,000 casualties of road accidents reported to the police each year and of these, according to the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB), approximately 160 people are killed and 23,000 injured as a result of hit and run accidents and accidents caused by uninsured drivers. With recent flooding and dangerous driving conditions it is likely that the number of accidents will increase and a percentage of these […]

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December Update on PIP Litigation

I hope everyone is coping as we now approach the long dark winter nights. The onset of winter is bringing for the PIP litigation potential great strides moving the issue forward. I have not updated you since September in case you are worried you have missed something.  This has been a particularly busy time and I will highlight the developments below: Media October and November have been very busy again […]

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