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Bouncy Castles – are they an accident waiting to happen?

By |March 28th, 2022|

“Please, please, please, may I go on the bouncy castle …...?” Parents of young children will be familiar with this kind of question from their little ones. After all, when we take our youngsters to fun fairs, amusement parks, or other organised events that have bouncy castles as part of the entertainment, the whole idea is that they should have fun. Even Mums and Dads can agree that jumping up and down on a bouncy ...

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What is the Pre-Action Protocol for personal injury claims?

By |March 24th, 2022|

*This article was first published in December 2020 and was updated with new guidance in March 2022. Whether you ask a solicitor to make a personal injury claim on your behalf or you decide to deal with your own claim, there is a set format for the way that the parties to an injury claim, i.e., the claimant(s) and the defendant(s) conduct themselves, before starting formal legal proceedings. The format is known as the Pre-action ...

Carl’s 365-day Running Streak Proves to be a Winner for Charity

By |March 23rd, 2022|

Last week it was a great pleasure to welcome Ava Plowright of Shelter Cymru around to Mooneerams Head Office in Cardiff. The occasion was a chance to celebrate a remarkable feat successfully achieved by the oldest member of the Mooneerams team, our much-loved solicitor/ Head of Business Development, Carl Waring. At the beginning of last year, sixty-two-year-old Carl, who walks around saying things like ‘age is just a number’, told me that he intended to ...

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A Guide to Limitation in Personal Injury Claims

By |March 18th, 2022|

All personal injury claims have a time limit on how long you can leave it before bringing a claim to court. The period between the accident or incident and making a claim is known as ‘the limitation period’. What is the difference between “bringing” a claim to court and having a claim “issued “at court? “Bringing” a claim – means getting your claim papers to court, either by taking them there or sending by post. ...

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Mooneerams named as finalists in two categories of the Wales Legal Awards 2022

By |March 16th, 2022|

We are delighted to announce that Mooneerams have been named as finalists in two categories of the Wales Legal Awards 2022. As well as finalists in the Personal Injury Team of the Year category, we will also be attending the awards ceremony for having made the finals in the Niche Law Firm of the Year section. The Wales Legal Awards celebrate excellence in law firms practising in and providing professional legal services to the people ...

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Mooneerams opens its 10,000th new personal injury case

By |March 9th, 2022|

Today at Mooneerams, we opened our 10,000th personal injury case on behalf of a new client. We think that’s a milestone worth sharing with you. Every time we take on a new personal injury claim for a client, it’s because they’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t their fault. They’ve been hurt, and they need our help. So, reaching this landmark isn’t a cause for celebration but rather a chance to reflect on the ...

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A Step by Step Guide to Making A Personal Injury Claim

By |February 16th, 2022|

This article was originally published on 1st June 2020 and was updated on 16th February 2022. 1. The Scene of the Accident Your priority after being involved in an accident is to ensure your own safety. If it isn’t an emergency but you’d like medical advice, call the NHS non-emergency helpline on 111 or visit your local GP. You may need to go to hospital by ambulance if your injuries are serious. 2. Check for ...

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What is meant by a split liability claim?

By |February 15th, 2022|

Not all personal injury claims are straightforward in terms of working out who was at fault for the accident. Sometimes it could be a case of ‘six of one and half a dozen of the other’, or in slightly more legal terms, a case of ‘split liability’. Split liability in personal injury claims means that both parties were partially responsible for the accident. Settling a case on a split liability basis doesn’t automatically mean that ...

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6 Common Reasons Why People Don’t Make Personal Injury Claims

By |February 11th, 2022|

This article was originally published in February 2022 and was updated in November 2022. A surprising number of people do not claim personal injury compensation after an accident that wasn’t their fault. A detailed report by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) ten years ago revealed that over 40% of people who could claim compensation for whiplash injuries after an accident didn’t do so. More recently, statistics produced by the Ministry of Justice in ...

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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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