Road Accident – exacerbation or not?

The recent decision by Lord McEwan in the case of Sheila Tapp v Helen McColl [2016] CSOH 129 highlights the importance of written pleadings in Scottish court actions. The Pursuer, a retired school teacher, sought damages for injuries arising from a road traffic accident in July 2012. Liability was admitted but quantum was disputed. A Proof on quantum proceeded before Lord McEwan in which the Defender elected not to lead any evidence. Evidence was led from the Pursuer, her husband, … Continued