You’ve just had an accident, it’s icy after all out there. Another driver has damaged your vehicle. It happens. No problem, we’re human after all. So, you ring your insurance company and report it to...
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This personal injury glossary provides explanations in plain English of a number of technical terms you may encounter in the process of pursuing a personal injury claim.
Acknowledgement of service - The response by a defendant when a legal matter is brought to court. The defendant recognises that the matter has been sent to court for the purpose of a judge deciding the outcome of the legal matter in question.
Admission - A voluntary acknowledgement that something is correct.
Affidavit - A written statement of fact drafted by someone of sound mind and taken under oath.
Alternative dispute resolution - Different methods of resolving a legal matter without the need to take the case through court.
Appeal - To ask a more senior court or person to review a decision made because it is believed to be wrong.
Application - The formal act of making a request for something.