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PI Practitioner, May 2018

16/05/18. Each issue a particular topic is highlighted, citing some of the useful cases and other materials in that area. You can also receive these for free by registering for our PI Brief Update newsletter. Just select "Free Newsletter" from the menu at the top of this page and fill in your email address.

Low-Velocity Impact Claims - Defendant's Expert Evidence: A Practice Note

LVI claims are becoming and more common in the current climate of personal injury litigation. Fast track litigators will be extremely familiar with the standard defence adopted in many such claims: although there was a collision caused by the negligence of the defendant, it was of such low speed that it could not have caused injury. In claims of this nature, there is frequently opposing oral evidence from the claimant and the defendant. For example, the claimant alleges there was a rear-end shunt which was sufficient to jolt the vehicle and cause soft-tissue injuries. The defendant, conversely, accepts that there was a collision, but states that it was at less than walking pace and therefore could not possibly have caused injury...

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