Proposed change in law will reduce legal access for accident claims

Proposed change in law will reduce legal access for accident claims

A proposed change in the law is due to be debated today and may have a serious impact on vulnerable road users. This includes a proposed increase in the small claims limit from £1,000 to £5,000, which could result in reduced access to legal advice for cyclists and other vulnerable road users. Bike light laws in the UK: what you need to know 10 crazy traffic laws you didn't know you were breaking as a cyclist The changes are being proposed in conjunction with the Civil Liability Bill, a government-backed bill aimed to reduce the prevalence of fraudulent whiplash claims. However, there are swathes of road users, including cyclists, pedestrians, motorcyclists and horse riders who do not generally suffer whiplash injuries in road traffic accidents. The whole premise of the proposed bill is not applicable to these vulnerable road users and as such, we believe, should make a concession for ...

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