Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 144 (Oct)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Swift J (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Paul Dean (instructed by Coole & Haddock Solicitors) for the claimant.
  Marcus Dignum (instructed by Kennedys Solicitors) for the first defendant.
  Nina Goolamali (instructed by Browne Jacobson Solicitors) for the second defendant.
  Patrick Vincent (instructed by Greenwoods Solicitors) for the third defendant.
Judgment Dates: 12 October 2012


Road traffic - Accident - Liability - Pedestrian claimant being struck by first defendant's (D1) car - Claimant sustaining leg injuries - Moments before D1 being struck by second defendant (D2) - D2 claiming third defendant (D3) struck him before collision with D1 - Claimant bringing claim against all three defendants - Whether one or more of the defendants liable for accident.

The Case

Road traffic Accident. In a trial on liability only, which related to a road traffic accident involving the pedestrian claimant and three defendant drivers, the Queen's Bench Division held, amongst other things, that the accident had been caused when the second defendant had hit the rear of the first defendant's vehicle when she was attempting to turn left and, subsequently, the first defendant's car struck the claimant causing 'leg-threatening' injuries. The second defendant was 100% liable for the accident.

Practice Areas

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