£27,000 Compensation for Road Traffic Accident
A client was able to reclaim part of his season ticket when a road traffic accident (RTA) left him unable to attend matches.
The money back towards his ticket was only a small part of a £27,000 compensation award which our Personal Injury solicitors were able to obtain for him when his car was hit by a drunk driver.
Our client was driving home from work, when another motorist approached from the opposite direction and attempted to turn right in front of the Claimant’s vehicle causing a collision.
The defendant was found to be negligent in that he:-
- Collided with the Claimant’s car
- Drove into the path of the Claimant’s car
- Drove too fast
- Failed to keep any or any proper lookout
- Failed to see the Claimant’s car
- Failed to heed the presence or approach of the Claimant’s car
- Attempted to turn right in front of the Claimant’s vehicle
- Drove whilst his ability to do so was impaired by the amount of alcohol he had consumed
- Drove without due care and attention
- Failed to stop, to slow down, or to steer, manage or control his vehicle in such a way so as to avoid the said collision
Our 64 year-old client sustained personal injuries consisting of a fractured sternum and fractures in his spine, one of which resulted in a 10% loss of anterior vertebrae height.
The expert medical opinions we also sought on his behalf identified a specific phobia with regards to driving, for which he independently sought a referral for psychological treatment.
Senior Personal Injury Paralegal, Lisa Anderson, worked with the client on his claim and said that often road traffic injury compensation claims involved a number of financial issues:
“In this case due to the nature of the injures and the effects on our client we claimed special damages for a loss of holiday, painting and decorating, parking costs, fares and also of course care services.”
“I can’t thank Lisa at Pearson Solicitors enough for her help with my accident claim. I have been dealing with Lisa for over 2 years and she has always been there for advice either at the end of the phone or in person ...”
Mr & Mrs Armstrong - Road Traffic Accident Claim, Oldham
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