Alan Law raised an action for compensation for personal injury against his insurance company. Mr Law was injured in a road traffic accident on 30 May 2004 when was a passenger in the car, which was driven by Frank Ronald, a friend of Mr Law. Mr Law suffered personal injuries, which he then claimed compesnation for from his insurance company.
However, the court heard evidence from another friend that himself, Mr Law and Mr Ronald had intended to go to a party, and when Mr Ronald commented that he had no insurance on his vehicle, they agreed that another friend would drive them. But this did not happen, and Mr Ronald decided to drive, despite having no insurance.
The court held that the insurance company was not required to pay Mr Law compensation for the personal injuries he sustained. This was because Mr Law allowed himself to be driven by Mr Ronald despite his knowledge that Mr Ronald had no insurance. Although Mr Law argued that he was not aware that Mr Ronald had insurance, the court held that the witness was reliable and his evidence was preferred. The case was dismissed.
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