The Law of Personal Injuries



Colin Jennings, Barry Scannell, Dermot F. Sheehan

ISBN13: 9780414056565
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781858006253
Published: August 2016
Publisher: Round Hall Press
Country of Publication: Ireland
Format: Hardback

Dealing with all areas of personal injuries law legislatively, procedurally and jurisprudentially, this book provides a detailed and comprehensive review of the law and procedures and is written in a direct and accessible manner with legal practitioners in mind. In-depth and up-to-date analysis of the law and the civil process make this book a must-have for those involved in the law of personal injuries.


Utilises jurisprudence and concentrates on recent developments in case-law to exemplify the legal issues involved in the various types of personal injuries actions which may be encountered by a practitioner.
Analyses and illustrates the legislative changes which have taken place in the area of personal injuries.
Effectively summarises and explains all the procedural elements relating to personal injuries actions and any dealings with the Injuries Board, in conjunction with an analysis of the legal rules and procedures which arise at each stage of the personal injuries litigation process.
New to this edition:

Recoverable benefits and Assistance Scheme
Updated case law on evasive driving
Update on Periodic Payments Orders and Bill
Update in Occupiers Liability *Clarification on whether PIAB authorisation is required for assault/battery cases
New civil procedure rules in District Court
New Appellate rules for Court of Appeal and Supreme Court
Taking proceedings in Ireland following road traffic accidents in other EU Member States
Law clarified on when one can issue proceedings directly against an insurer
Pre-Action Protocols which will be required in medical negligence cases
Discussion of Symphysiotomy cases
Updates to the cap for solatium in Fatal Injuries cases

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