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FFW Advises on Landmark Motor Insurance Case

FFW Advises on Landmark Motor Insurance Case

Field Fisher Waterhouse take on a major landmark motor insurance case involving the MIB.

(PRWEB) July 5, 2006

Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP (FFW) has been instructed by the widow of a passenger killed in a car accident to bring a unique claim for damages against the uninsured driver and the Motor Insurer's Bureau (MIB).

The widow’s husband died from catastrophic injuries (http://www. ffw. com/PracticeAreas/PersonalInjury/catastrophic_claims. aspx) sustained in a road traffic accident in August 2002. He had been travelling as a passenger in his own car which was being driven by an uninsured driver. FFW’s client brought claims for damages arising from the uninsured driver’s negligence. The MIB was joined as a defendant to the claim because the driver was uninsured.

A preliminary hearing took place on 11 May this year in which The High Court ruled that the MIB would be liable to satisfy judgement against the uninsured driver. In its defence the MIB unsuccessfully argued that it should not be liable because the claimant's husband, who was the owner of the car, knew that the driver was not insured. As the claimant's husband had this knowledge, the MIB argued he would have been unable to recover damages from them had he survived by operation of an exclusion clause in the Uninsured Drivers Agreement 1999.

However, the Judge held that the exclusion clause clearly applies to passengers who know that their car is being driven by an uninsured driver. The claimant in this case was not a passenger and so the exclusion clause did not apply to her.

Paul McNeil, personal injury (http://www. ffw. com/practiceareas/personalinjury/team. aspx) partner at FFW, comments: “This has been a fascinating case to work from a legal perspective. The case considered the wording of the Uninsured Drivers Agreement and in particular on exactly what was meant by the word ‘claimant’. We successfully argued that the term applied to the widow, rather than the husband.”

Although the Defendants were refused permission to Appeal by the Trial Judge His Honour Judge Seymour QC, the MIB have decided to seek, much to the widow’s disappointment, permission to appeal from the Court of Appeal.

For more details or comment please contact:

Paul McNeil, personal injury Practice (http://www. ffw. com/practiceareas/personalinjury/introduction. aspx) (020 7861 4019) Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP.

About Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP

FFW (http://www. ffw. com) is a full service law firm based in the City of London. With 91 partners, over 180 other lawyers and over 250 support staff, we assist a wide range of domestic and international clients, with advice across a full range of commercial legal issues. Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP also houses one of the country's leading personal injury (http://www. ffw. com/practiceareas/personalinjury/introduction. aspx) practices.

For more details or comment please contact:

Paul McNeil, (020 7861 4019)

Personal Injury Practice

Info@ffw. com

Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP

35 Vine Street

London

EC3N 2AA

United Kingdom

Tel 020 7861 4000

Fax 020 7488 0084

Macau. com Launches Hong Kong Fun Combo Packages

Macau. com Launches Hong Kong Fun Combo Packages

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(PRWEB) January 21, 2010

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