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Summary of Recent Cases, November 2019

15/11/19. 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

Samantha Mustard v (1) Jamie Flower (2) Stephen Flower (3) Direct Line Insurance [2019] EWHC 2623 (QB)

The claim arose from a road traffic accident in which the Claimant's stationary vehicle was struck from behind by the Defendant's vehicle. As a result of the accident, the Claimant claimed to have sustained a sub-arachnoid brain haemorrhage and a diffuse axonal brain injury, leaving her with a cognitive deficit. She had a complex pre-accident medical history. Whilst liability was admitted, the severity of the impact was in dispute, the Defendant arguing that it was a relatively minor collision, whereas the Claimant maintained that it was at least a medium velocity impact. The Defendant's experts were of the view that the Claimant had...

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