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Summary of Recent Cases, August 2019

15/08/19. Here is a summary of the recent notable court cases over the past month. 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.

Summary of Recent Cases - Substantive Law

Carol Dodds (By Her Litigation Friend, Janice Dodds) v (1) Mohammad Arif (2) Aviva Insurance Ltd [2019] EWHC 1512 (QB)

At a case management hearing of a personal injury claim, Master Davison clarified the circumstances in which life expectancy evidence, and in particular, 'bespoke' life expectancy evidence is reasonably required.

The Claimant was crossing a road in south west London when she was struck by the Defendant's car. She was 73 years old at the time of the accident and sustained a traumatic brain injury which was classified as moderate or severe. Following the accident, the Claimant is reported to have experienced post-traumatic amnesia, lasting for a period of 12 weeks. Whilst the Claimant, following a period of recovery, was able to perform most activities of daily living, she was left with a substantial cognitive impairment and required significant support, which was mainly provided by her sister and litigation friend.

The Claimant had obtained...  

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