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Personal Injury Claims in the County Court 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9780854599219
ISBN: 0854599215
Published: October 1994
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

A practical, chronological account of how to make a personal injury claim in the County Court, with advice on tactical moves for both plaintiff and defendant. The book also deals, at length, with the assessment of damages in personal injury actions, and provides tables (by Caroline Pinfold - partner, Feild Fisher Waterhouse) to assist in the calculation of a claim.;Now double its original length, the book gives a clear account of both the theory and practice behind the calculation of past and future loss, both pecuniary and non-pecuniary. It includes detailed, practical guidance on topics such as the Statement of Special Damage. The original part of the book has been totally updated to incorporate all the recent rule changes and developments in case law.

Part 1: the county court jurisdiction; funding the action; limitation; the role of the motor insurers' bureau and insurance companies; from taking instruction to issuing proceedings; the particulars of claim; losing proceedings; defence and other pleadings; tactical moves for the plaintiff; tactical moves for both parties; tactical moves for the defendant; discovery; preparing to set down; preparing for trial; the trial, appeals and costs.
Part 2 The assessment of damages in personal injury actions: planning the claim; assessing general damages; provisional damages; pecuniary loss - heads of damage; tax; pecuniary loss to trial; future pecuniary loss - theory; future pecuniary loss - practice; recouping state benefits; other benefits; structured settlements; loss of pension rights; children; the duty to mitigate; interest; the statement of special damage.