Originally Posted by PeterM
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.
Originally Posted by Ribochet
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.
Originally Posted by DGR
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.