On the road news

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

What to do after a road traffic accident

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Here at Minster Law we understand that being involved in a road traffic accident can very distressing. We have therefore gathered some helpful tips for you to use following your accident. Immediately after the accident Stop the car straight away, it is an offence to leave the scene Turn off your engine and turn on…

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Government admits more must be done to protect motorists on smart motorways

Monday 23rd March 2020

The transport secretary has recently announced 18 measures to improve safety on the UK’s smart motorways after discovering sections of the network had experienced “clusters” of fatalities and injuries. The death toll on stretches of smart or managed motorways has reached 38 in the last five years – many of which could have been avoidable….

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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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Is ‘20’ plenty?

Friday 17th November 2017

Did you know that when driving at 30mph, your stopping distance is double than driving at 20mph? Speeding is a major contributor to accidents, injury and fatalities on public roads, which is why we’re supporting Brake’s 2017 Road Safety Week theme of #SpeedDownSaveLives. Ahead of the campaign kick-off next week, we asked our Twitter followers…

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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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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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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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Substantial settlement provides stability and care for former Special Constable injured in line of duty

Friday 31st July 2015

A former Essex Police Special Constable who sustained life-long brain injuries in a work- related car accident over four years ago has been awarded a significant financial sum to access the care, support and treatment required to live the rest of his life comfortably and semi-independently. Reece Clarke – who moved to his new, specially…

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Special Constable injured in line of duty returns to adapted home for Christmas

Thursday 18th December 2014

A 22-year-old former Essex Police Special Constable is planning to spend the first Christmas in his adapted home since sustaining life-long brain injuries in a work-related car accident in 2011. Reece Clarke, who spent more than three years in hospital and specialist neuro-rehabilitation centres, is able to start the new year with more independence after…

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