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That law firm are well-known in defence litigation circles - although I am not clear why they are pursuing your Father if the claim has settled. I can only think that a part of the claim was not settled and with it being 5 years ago, it is for a sum of money which is not for personal injuries.
In addition how have they obtained judgment without your Father knowing?. Has he moved house in the last few years?. If so he could apply to the court to set aside judgment but if he was insured at the time of the accident, his insurers should deal with this further claim. I recommend he therefore contacts his insurers as soon as possible and tell them about this latest development and pass on Horwich Farrelly's details to them - they should deal with this for your Father as he was covered at the time of the accident.
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Yes, the policy was in force at the time and so he can just pass the solicitor's correspondence to the insurer. I would email Horwich Farrelly with the insurer details (policy number, address, etc). Yes, 3 years is the limitation date for injuries (if the claimant was 18 or older at the time). It is 6 years for all other claims
Thanks, that is strange as the court documents would be sent to your Father being a party to the accident
Yes, I would ring the insurer as soon as possible anyway
No problem, happy to have helped, thanks