C v Skyfire Insurance
Richard represented the Defendant insurance company in this personal injury claim arising out of a road traffic accident.
The Claimant’s case was that he came to a halt and the Defendant’s driver came in to the rear of him. The defence was that the Defendant’s driver was stationary at a junction and the Claimant reversed in to him.
HHJ Sephton QC found the Defendant’s driver to be credible. He noted inconsistencies in the Claimant’s evidence relating to the damage to the vehicles, the Claimant’s previous claims, medical history and medical treatment following the accident. He found that the Claimant had sought to attribute unrelated damage to the index accident and was fundamentally dishonest.