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Supporting our Vulnerable Road Users

Monday 3rd December 2018

Minster Law is an advocate for Vulnerable Road Users and has delivered award-winning initiatives. Find out more about the people we’ve helped through our initiatives:

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Early assessment key to getting Richard the rehabilitation he needed after his road traffic accident

Monday 23rd April 2018

When Richard Holdstock severely injured his right arm in a car accident five years ago, he never anticipated how much his life could be affected as a result. However, with the help of the team at Minster Law, an early assessment of his injuries enabled him to quickly access rehabilitation and therapy services, allowing him…

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The personal impact of Personal Injury Reforms

Thursday 5th April 2018

A retired woman from Dorset, who faced 10 months of pain following a car accident that wasn’t her fault, could have received over £3,000 less than her actual settlement if the government’s proposed reforms to personal injury compensation become law. The tariffs are part of a raft of proposed reforms to personal injury claims for…

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Catching up with our clients: Graham Butcher, six years on

Monday 5th March 2018

Our solicitors and claims handlers work really closely with our serious injury clients, often forming strong relationships which in some instances, continue even after a claim is settled. Six years ago, Graham Butcher was involved in a motorcycle accident when a large agricultural vehicle turned into his path. Graham suffered a number of serious injuries…

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Amputee motorcyclist swaps two wheels for four in prestigious motorsport series

Wednesday 20th December 2017

When Stuart Gibbs lost his left leg as a result of a motorbike accident in 2012, he never imagined that less than five years later, he’d be fulfilling a life-long dream to compete on the racetrack in a prestigious motorsport series. The determined 47-year-old has now overcome adversity to complete his debut season in the…

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Motorist suffers unnecessary emotional trauma during ‘straightforward’ personal injury claim

Monday 18th December 2017

Defendant’s continued denial of liability significantly prolongs case When Mrs Probets was involved in a minor road traffic accident, her personal injury claim should have been straightforward and relatively quick to settle. However, complications during the course of her claim, including the other driver denying any responsibility, caused significant and unnecessary delays in the process…

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Biker benefits from understanding approach

Thursday 28th September 2017

Making a personal injury claim can be daunting for many people but particularly, if like Minster Law client Mark Gibbs, you’re dyslexic and dread facing a raft of paperwork and legal jargon. Our experienced team knows that understanding the challenges our clients face and helping them understand the complexities of their case in uncomplicated language…

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Motorcyclist reminds other motorists to stay vigilant this Spring

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Leicestershire biker’s poignant message coincides with the start of the new motorcycling season As we officially welcome the longer days and lighter nights of the British Summer Time, a Leicestershire motorcyclist is urging other motorists to stay vigilant of the increasing number of motorcycles on the road. The milder weather historically encourages more recreational motorcyclists…

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Celebrity confession provides welcome spotlight on PTSD

Friday 9th December 2016

West Yorkshire man speaks about the effect of the illness on his life In the week that Lady Gaga shone the international news spotlight on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a 26-year-old former Electrical Test Engineer from West Yorkshire has opened up about his experience with the illness. Mr Walker from Bradford was diagnosed with…

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Injured biker welcomes Brake Road Safety Week campaign aimed at changing driver behaviour

Friday 25th November 2016

Brake Road Safety Week – 21-27 November 2016 A motorcyclist who was left with severe injuries and facing the prospect of losing his foot after a collision with a car is backing Brake Road Safety Week’s ‘Make the Brake Pledge’ campaign. The charity is encouraging drivers, passengers and other road users to think twice about…

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Minster Law successfully supports driver duped by fraudulent firm

Friday 11th November 2016

An unintentionally uninsured driver, who was duped by a fraudulent insurance firm, has ended four years of worry and uncertainty after Minster Law successfully defended his case. Mr Iftikhar Uddin, 40, was completely unaware that the car insurance paperwork he held was invalid, until he was involved in a collision in December 2012. The Yardley…

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Yorkshire biker’s plea to drivers ahead of summer riding season

Wednesday 6th April 2016

When Yorkshire biker, Jean, was struck by a car five years ago, she felt almost as devastated at the thought of losing her motorcycle as she was at the news that she had lost part of her left leg after having an above-the-knee amputation. The now 49-year-old saw her Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and the lifestyle that…

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Former police officer spearheads biker safety campaign

Wednesday 6th April 2016

Norfolk resident Graham Butcher was riding his motorcycle on the A10 Lynn Road in Kings Lynn four years ago when he was hit by another driver who failed to see him. The 33-year-old former police officer is now urging other motorists to look out for motorcycles on the road by spearheading a biker awareness campaign…

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Freddy Lindup backs biker awareness campaign despite his own phobia

Wednesday 6th April 2016

Oswestry resident, Freddy Lindup was left injured and unemployed following a motorcycle accident caused by another motorist. The 27-year-old is now encouraging other road users to be more vigilant of motorcyclists by supporting Minster Law’s biker awareness campaign. Freddy was riding along the same route he routinely took to work when a motorist failed to…

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Cornwall biker’s plea to drivers ahead of summer riding campaign

Wednesday 6th April 2016

Cornwall resident Mr Hughes, had only recently passed his motorcycle test when he was involved in a road collision that left him with life-changing paralysis. The 21-year-old is now urging other motorists to be more vigilant of motorcycles on the road by supporting a biker awareness campaign on behalf of Minster Law. Mr Hughes was…

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Construction companies urged to “care more” about employees’ health and safety

Tuesday 22nd March 2016

A Nottingham-based builder who suffered painful injuries in a building site accident is urging construction companies to take more responsibility for their workforce when it comes to health and safety. Derrick Worton was contracted to work at a Herefordshire building site when he fell more than seven metres to the ground from unsecured scaffolding, leaving…

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Couple reflects on Christmas Day crash that left them severely injured

Tuesday 22nd December 2015

While most people prepare to celebrate the festive period, this time of year brings mixed emotions for one Kent couple as it marks the anniversary of the car accident that left them with severe injuries. Mr and Mrs Walter were travelling home from a relative’s house on Christmas Day when they were hit by an…

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Severely injured motorcyclist calls on more to be done to tackle drink-drivers ahead of the festive season

Wednesday 16th December 2015

A Surrey motorcyclist is urging motorists not to drink and drive this festive season after he was severely injured in a road traffic collision. Michael was riding his motorcycle to work in November 2010 when a car, driven by a driver under the influence of alcohol, pulled across his path, leaving him with life-threatening orthopaedic…

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Biker urges motorists to be more aware of vulnerable road users ahead of Road Safety Week

Friday 20th November 2015

Brake Road Safety Week – 23-29 November 2015 A motorcyclist who was left with severe injuries after an accident involving his bike and a van, has welcomed this year’s Road Safety Week campaign from Brake aimed at reducing road traffic. The Drive Less Live More campaign encourages drivers to consider alternative ways to reach their…

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Dad of former Special Constable injured in line of duty urges parents to never give up as son vows to walk again

Thursday 12th November 2015

A little over four years ago, Reece Clarke’s Dad was told his son may never walk or talk again. Doctors prepared the family for the worst and warned that the then 19-year-old could remain in a vegetative state for the remainder of his life if he did not show improvements within the two to three…

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