Whiteford v Kubas

09/05/2012 CA (Civ Div) (Laws LJ, Richards LJ)

Practice Areas

Personal Injury

Cases Citation

[2012] EWCA Civ 1017

A motorcyclist sustained a traumatic leg amputation as a result of a collision with an LGV.

Representing D at trial and with J Watt-Pringle QC on appeal.

At first instance, the Recorder apportioned liability 50 / 50.

On appeal, it was held that the Recorder had erred in imposing an unacceptably high standard of care on a lorry driver.  Primary liability was not established.

Claim dismissed; Judgment for D.

Related Barristers

Peter Freeman

Peter Freeman
Year of Call: 1992