Back in 1985 Aretha Franklin released a hit song called ‘Who’s Zoomin’ Who’. We had no idea over three and a half decades later that ‘Zoom’ would become so important. What is Zoom? It is basically one of a number of programmes that allows you to meet several people by a video call. For the purpose of this article, I…
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Letter of claim within one month; but is this a reality?
A new provision came into being in Irish law on 28th January 2019, the idea being that a plaintiff must send his or her initial letter of claim within one month of the date of the incident (or cause of action). Let’s take a look at the legislation.
This is what the law said up to 28th January 2019:
Special damages in a personal injuries claim; what makes them so special?
What are special damages in a personal injuries claim? The easiest way to think about them is that it is any compensation that you can actually mathematically calculate. Good examples of these would be loss of earnings, medical expenses or travel expenses.
Mediation can solve an almost impossible situation. So how does it work? If both parties agree to mediation, one of them can write into a mediator asking him if he is prepared to act. He will then usually write to both parties requesting a written summary of the case, copies of supporting documents and a signed copy of his agreement to mediate. Fees are set out and a mediation date is set.
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The Mediation Act came into force in January 2018 and represents a game changer in terms of all types of conflict resolution in Ireland.
Too many people get that phone call. There has been an accident. Your loved one has killed in an accident. The experience is enormously traumatic for the family left behind. This is not helped by the legal minefield which then starts. This can literally mean that three different courts are involved.
The Injuries Board has 3 different names; these are the Injuries Board, the Injuriesboard.ie and the Personal Injuries Assessment Board. They are all one and the same and for the purpose of this article we will simply refer to the Injuries Board.
We have already written separately about accident cases going through the Injuries Board and would refer you to our blog entitled ‘Injuries board assessments; unravelling the mystery’. The purpose of this article is to outline what happens to accident cases in Ireland that the Injuries Board cannot deal with.
I have previously written articles entitled ‘Injuries board assessments; unravelling the mystery’ and ‘Accident cases in court; the procedure in simple terms’. The purpose of this blog is to give an idea of what can be expected in going to trial when you have an accident case in the circuit court or high court in Ireland.