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The latest news and features from Minster Law and the related industries.

Help: Understanding Legal Jargon

Monday 7th October 2019

By Tim Shaw, Quality Assurance Lawyer at Minster Law As a lawyer, it becomes completely normal over time to use legal jargon, especially when you deal with other lawyers on a day to day basis; it almost seems a shame not to use these phrases when you’ve spent so much time learning what they mean….

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Who are vulnerable road users?

Thursday 5th July 2018

Vulnerable road users (VRUs) are described by organisations and road safety groups as anyone who is ‘more vulnerable to road traffic accidents than those inside – and protected by – a vehicle’. Anyone who is not in a vehicle with a protective cage, like a car, motorhome or lorry, is technically less protected in the…

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What to do after a motorcycle accident

Friday 1st June 2018

There’s no doubt that being involved in a motorcycle accident can be an emotional and often stressful experience and, depending on how seriously you’ve been injured, it can be really traumatic for you and your family too. Immediately after a motorbike accident, you may feel upset, angry or confused, but it’s really important to stay…

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Common causes of motorcycle accidents

Friday 1st June 2018

Lighter nights and sunnier weather attracts more motorcyclists on to the roads so it’s important to take extra time to look for riders and other vulnerable road users when out and about to avoid an accident. It’s a sad fact that while motorcyclists only amount to 1% of overall road traffic, accidents involving a motorcycle…

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Could anything hinder my motorcycle accident claim?

Wednesday 30th May 2018

Many things can hinder a motorcycle accident claim, but the main factor is liability. If liability is disputed during the motorcycle claims process, all evidence needs to be gathered to establish where the fault lies. If evidence indicates that you were at fault, this may affect your eligibility to make a personal injury claim however;…

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What can I claim for after my motorcycle accident and how much compensation will I receive?

Thursday 17th May 2018

If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident and are pursuing a personal injury claim, did you know you’re entitled to claim for more than just your injuries? Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, and providing the accident is ‘not your fault’, you may also be able to claim for: • Damage to:…

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Motorcycle safety innovations to aid accident prevention

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Being involved in a motorcycle accident can be really daunting, but as part of your claims journey with us, we can provide advice not only on the legal aspects of your motorcycle accident claim, but on wider areas of support too. For example, our specialist biking team are always on hand to offer motorbike accident…

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What happens if the other driver is uninsured or untraced?

Friday 6th April 2018

Claims brought against an uninsured third party If you’ve been involved in an accident and the other driver does not hold a valid policy of insurance, you are still able to pursue a personal injury claim. Whether you’re claiming for a motorcycle accident or a car accident, the case will be brought against the Motor…

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Working with our partners: Dorset Orthopaedic

Wednesday 7th March 2018

Building close relationships with other organisations within the legal, medical and financial industries among many other sectors is extremely important to us and a big part of who we are. During the claims journey, we work closely with financial advisors, medical professionals and other organisations to ensure our clients are as supported as possible on…

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Am I eligible to make a PI claim?

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

We understand that the claims process can be confusing, with many people unsure whether they’re even eligible to make a claim. Our easy to follow flow chart can help guide you on the next steps to take after being involved in an accident…

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What do I need to make a PI claim?

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

When you make a personal injury claim it’s really important that you provide as much information about your accident as you can. This will help your claim run as smoothly as possible and will help us to secure the best outcome for you. Here’s a checklist of what your solicitor or claims handler is likely…

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Which road traffic accident injuries are the most common?

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

According to research by the Department for Transport, there were over 24,000 people seriously injured in reported road traffic accidents in 2016 alone. Not all injuries are immediately obvious and the impact of some injuries may be more serious than initially expected. For that reason it is important to undergo a medical assessment after your…

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