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Reported road casualties Great Britain: 2019 annual report
The Department for Transport (DfT) has published Reported road casualties in Great Britain: 2019 annual report, which revealed that there were 1,752 reported road deaths during that year. Read the rest of this post...
ABI Week 2020: Headway highlight the devastating impact of memory loss
The brain injury charity Headway has released an emotional animation to mark the start of Action for Brain Injury Week 2020 (28 Sep - 4 Oct), which highlights the complex and devastating effects of memory loss and the UK-wide support available to those affected following a brain injury. Read the rest of this post...
Potter Rees Dolan appoints three new solicitors
We are thrilled to announce Potter Rees Dolan has recently appointed three new solicitors. The appointments come following an exciting year for the firm – in which new office space was acquired to accommodate growing staff numbers and record settlements were achieved for our seriously injured clients. Read the rest of this post...
Woman sustains a Traumatic Brain Injury while walking her dog
A reality TV star from New Zealand has been left unable to walk or pour herself a cup of coffee after suffering a traumatic brain injury earlier this year, whilst out walking her dog. Read the rest of this post...
Researchers create molecule to restore lost connections to the spinal cord and brain
Researchers have created a molecule that can restore lost connections to the spinal cord and brain on mice with neurological disorders such as spinal cord injury, Alzheimer’s disease and cerebellar ataxia. Our Lesley Herbertson comments here. Read the rest of this post...
Hands-free driving could be legal on UK roads by spring 2021
This week the government announced the launch of a consultation into ‘automated lane keeping systems’ (ALKS), technology which, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, could reduce the number of road traffic accidents. Read the rest of this post...
This week is Injury Prevention Week 2020 (17-21 August) - an awareness week hosted by APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers). The theme this year will focus on pedestrian safety, after research carried out by YouGov found worrying gaps in road safety knowledge among consumers. Read the rest of this post...
Car insurance claims involving injury to pedestrians and cyclists increase
The number of car insurance claims received by insurer More Than for bodily injury involving pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists has doubled in recent months. Our Hugh Potter, Head of Personal Injury, comments here. Read the rest of this post...
Club doctors should have final say on concussion substitutes in football
Gary Herbert, Partner in our Personal Injury team, backs calls for trained club doctors to have the final say on the use of concussion substitutes in football and to be able to carry out a proper assessment of players away from the fans and coaches. Read the rest of this post...
UK‘s first Cycle Optimised Protected Signals junction launched in Manchester
The UK‘s first Cycle Optimised Protected Signals junction, which segregates pedestrians and cyclists from traffic through an innovative design, has been launched in Manchester. Our Hugh Potter, Head of Personal Injury and Senior Partner here at Potter Rees Dolan, comments. Read the rest of this post...