Our client was a passeger in a vehicle at a crossroads. Suddenly, and without warning, another vehicle failed to give way, turned into the path of our client's vehicle, causing an unavoidable collision.
As a result of the collision, our client suffered from a broken back, and required to wear a back brace for three months following the accident. She was also absent from her college course for five months after the accident.
How we helped our client
We intimated our client's claim upon insurers of the other vehicle. Whilst we awaited their response, we ingathered further information in relation to our client's injuries. We recovered copies of her hospital and GP records, and details of our client's clothing and other items that were damaged due to the accident.
Shortly after intimating the claim, the third party insurers confirmed that liability had been admitted. They sent an interim payment for our client in reimbursement of her damaged items.
We instructed physiotherapy treatment and a medical examination for a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to prepare a report, and comment upon our client's injuries, her recovery and future prognosis. We also required to have our client examined by a Consultant Psychiatrist who diagnosed our client as suffering from minor post traumatic stress disorder. We also had to instruct an employment expert to comment upon how our client's injuries would affect her employment in the future.
Once all the evidence had been ingathered we raised court proceedings on behalf of our client. The matter was settled at £65,000.