To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made on the potential effect of his Department's proposed personal injury reforms on people who are not driving a car who are involved in traffic accidents.
7 June 2018
A legislative stage Impact Assessment detailing the Government’s estimates of the impacts on a number of affected groups was published alongside the Civil Liability Bill on 20 March 2018. The Impact Assessment does not break down affected groups by sub-sets, and claimants are defined as a single group.
This Impact Assessment covers both the measures being taken forward in the Civil Liability Bill, and the supplementary measures to increase the small claims limit for personal injury claims, and is available at https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/lbill/2017-2019/0090/whiplash-IA.pdf.
The measures taken forward in the Civil Liability Bill will only cover those claimants and defendants who are using or being carried in a motor vehicle. Cyclists, pedestrians, motorcyclists and horse riders are excluded. The proposal to increase the small claims track to £5,000 for RTA related PI claims will however, apply to all road traffic accident claimants.