Archive for December, 2012

How to claim for a personal injury *

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Accidents happen. No one is immune to personal injury. When it happens it is very often someone else’s fault. Most people carry insurance as a form of protection against such an eventuality. Fault is not always easy to ascribe. There can often be an element of contributory negligence. The insurance policy usually requires the insured person not to accept blame even if it seems obvious. So don’t be surprised if an apology is not forthcoming.

Personal injury is calculated in terms of damages and there are 2 types: special and general. Special damages are measured, that is, they can be assessed by adding up receipts for payments like the doctors bill or the cost of replacing a car etc. General damages are much more difficult to determine because they have to do with the value of physical damage, eg. a scar on the face of a young lady.

At Partners at Law we have developed the art and the skill of handling claims over 40 years of practice. If you want to know more give Rory a call. It won’t cost you. He is waiting to hear from you.

* In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.