Accident Victim Gets £2.2M Suit Revived Despite Misfiling

Law360, London (July 31, 2020, 6:37 PM BST) -- An appeals court in London ruled Friday that a lower court had acted disproportionately when it struck out a £2.2 million ($2.8 million) personal injury suit against insurer Liverpool Victoria over procedural errors in the filing.

The Court of Appeal said that Barry Cable, who claims he developed a serious neurological condition as a result of a 2014 traffic accident, can pursue his High Court suit for damages against the insurer, even after his law firm delayed proceedings, used the wrong pre-action protocol and filed the wrong claim form.

The decision reverses a lower court decision that had struck out the...

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