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Do Personal Injury Claims Increase During The Winter Months?

By |January 20th, 2022|

Most personal injury solicitors will tell you there is a rise in personal injury claims in Winter. Road Traffic Accidents in Winter Road traffic accidents are the type of accident most commonly associated with bad weather conditions. Why is this? Freezing temperatures lead to frost, ice, slippery roads, paths, and pavements. There are fewer hours of daylight, meaning that journeys to work are done in the dark. Inadequate street lighting Poor visibility caused by rain, ...

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Is using a mobile phone whilst driving as unacceptable as drink driving?

By |December 6th, 2021|

Article updated - Dec 2021 Has using a phone whilst driving, become as big a taboo as driving whilst under the influence of alcohol, is? The answer is that it probably has not. Many drivers, who would never dream of getting behind a wheel whilst drunk, still think nothing of using a mobile phone whilst they are behind the wheel. Those drivers would be horrified at the suggestion that what they are doing is no ...

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Anyone for a luxury Christmas Hamper? We thought so….then read on!

By |December 1st, 2021|

We’ve been desperately waiting to tell you about this year’s Mooneerams Christmas competition because we think it’s our best yet. Now the calendar has moved into December, our Managing Director Alistair Worth has removed the embargo on using the C-word, so we can reveal all! First of all, the prize; and what a prize! One lucky winner will receive a Marks and Spencer’s Belvedere Hamper, worth £250. It’s a hamper bursting with prosecco, wine, and ...

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Can an injured passenger claim against a drunk driver?

By |November 29th, 2021|

Despite the millions of pounds spent on anti-drink driving campaigns over many years, a significant amount of people still get into their cars and drive whilst under the influence of alcohol. The last drink-drive figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT) before the Covid lockdown of 2020 make for depressing reading. In 2019, as many as 250 people died in road traffic accidents in which at least one driver was under the influence of ...

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Botched cosmetic surgery & how to avoid it

By |November 10th, 2021|

As most people are aware, plastic surgery is not a new phenomenon. However, did you know that in Europe, the earliest' nose jobs' date back to as long ago as the mid-1400s? Thankfully plastic surgery techniques have come on leaps and bounds since those early, painful days. Nevertheless, the words' plastic surgery' and 'botched' are sometimes used in the same sentence. This is unfair on a profession that is a force for good. For example ...

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Food Delivery Driver Accidents – How Common Are They?

By |November 3rd, 2021|

Updated November 2021 Remember the days when getting fast food delivered to your door was limited to the odd pizza parlour and some entrepreneurial Indian and Chinese food outlets? Things have moved on apace in the intervening years, but it was an unexpected global crisis that really saw home food delivery services take off beyond all expectations. Amidst all the difficulties, tragedy and mass job losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic, there have been some ...

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In Conversation With: Darren Hanney, Personal Injury Solicitor

By |October 29th, 2021|

This month we are reintroducing our series of 'in conversation with’ articles, where we sit down with one of the Mooneerams team to find out all about them, their career and what it takes to be a personal injury solicitor. Today, we are chatting to Darren Hanney! Hi Darren, can you tell us a bit about yourself? Darren: Sure! I live with my family in Pencoed, Bridgend and I work at the Mooneerams head office ...

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Mooneerams Expands With New Branch in Bristol

By |October 26th, 2021|

Established for nearly 20 years, Mooneerams is a recognised name in South Wales. Our team of personal injury solicitors have been helping clients across Wales for years, and our presence across England has been growing too. With 8 offices across South Wales, we felt now was the perfect time to open our first office in England, with our chosen location being Bristol. Bristol is a thriving city and the largest in the South West of ...

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Why it’s important workers retain the right to be compensated for accident at work claims

By |October 21st, 2021|

The government finally got its way with the implementation of the delayed ‘whiplash reforms’ on the 31st of May 2021. A potted summary for those unsure as to what the so-called reforms entailed, can be described thus: “the introduction of a fixed tariff of compensation for those who suffer whiplash injuries in motor accidents and who decide to pursue a claim, together with a rise in the small claims limit for personal injury claims from ...

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What is a typical payout for personal injury in the UK?

By |October 15th, 2021|

If you have an accident and suffer injury, you’ll likely choose to make a personal injury claim. The claim will be against the person or organisation responsible for the accident. You may ask a personal injury solicitor to take on the compensation claim for you. Once you have chosen the injury lawyer you want to act for you, you’ll have lots of questions to ask them. One of the first will probably be to find ...

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