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Old 16 February 2013, 14:43   #41
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I think its a 3 year ( and 3 months for some oddity I cant recall ) limit for injury claims. 5 (?) for propety .
That sounds familiar, but it is longer for children - 3yrs after their 18th birthday IIRC.

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Boat skipper fined after hairdresser suffers facial scarring
He wasn't fined. She was awarded damages there are subtle but significant differences.

I like the way that people assume the judge who sat through all the evidence and heard the intricacies of the (in)consistencies between the witnesses is more likely to arrive at the wrong conclusion than some people here getting a snippet of the case from the media.

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I imagine it would be the same as if they got hurt in a car I was driving. What's the difference?
None. Some people will claim right away, some will be talked into it by ambulance chasers ("its not DGR you are suing really, its some giant faceless Insurance Company"), and some will never sue you.

However if the injuries and facial disfigurement were really going to cost me 55k [I'm not that 'pretty' so its hard to imagine!] then I might be inclined to sue even a very good mate - especially if he was driving like an idiot at the time.
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Old 16 February 2013, 15:56   #42
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I like the way that people assume the judge who sat through all the evidence and heard the intricacies of the (in)consistencies between the witnesses is more likely to arrive at the wrong conclusion than some people here getting a snippet of the case from the media.
Fair point Poly, but judging by the comments he is quoted as saying it's like assuming a Ferrari will be speeding as it 'looks fast' and a Roller won't be as it looks like a brick......not sure it shows he knew very much about going 'fast' in a boat ....

Us enlightened on here know a fast looking boat can be slow, boring etc ...trust me I took a Zodiac N-zo out once
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Fair point Poly, but judging by the comments he is quoted as saying it's like assuming a Ferrari will be speeding as it 'looks fast' and a Roller won't be as it looks like a brick...
OK I've dug up the official account: McGlinchey v McCaughan [2012] NIQB 111 (26 October 2012)

Perhaps explains the logic better than the news article.
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...not sure it shows he knew very much about going 'fast' in a boat ....
He doesn't need to, his job is to assess the versions of events and decide which was the more probable taking into account the credibility of the witnesses. Both 'sides' have the opportunity to call whatever witnesses they want to support their case.
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to be honest I'd expect a fine from the fashion police for that anyway!
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Second 'local case' came back to court for sentencing last Wednesday. Judge took it so seriously skipper was remanded in custody until sentencing yesterday- a week in the clink.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-norther...-west-21767779
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