Mark Cutts’ Story

19th May 2015

The accident was my first serious accident in over 20 years of motoring and over 8 riding my motorcycle. During my stays in hospital I had a lot going on in my mind such as how will I pay my bills, how can I support my family, when will I be able to return to work, when or indeed will I be able to continue with my hobbies which include playing ice hockey.

There were a lot of questions I needed to answer and many that I needed to seek advice on. I had paid for legal protection cover and was concerned that this may not actually provide me with the best legal service I could get. After all it was pretty cheap to include the cover on my policy. My concerns quickly dissipated as all the contact I had with my solicitor, Kirsty, filled me with the confidence that I had made a great decision and that indeed they were 100% fighting my cause, demonstrated by excellent communication and also visiting me at home.

In regards to where I am up to now, I returned to work in December 2013 some 6 months early. After taking a year out from playing ice hockey I decided to return, but for my future health I declined playing in full contact games. To date I still haven’t ridden another motorcycle. Partly because I don’t have the money to fund the purchase of one, but also pressure from my family. I suppose that’s a decision I’ll have to make in the future.

My family life has pretty much returned to normal and I’m getting on with being an active dad to both my children, and a hard working husband to my loving wife. Without the huge amount of help and support she gave me during the time after my accident I’m sure I wouldn’t be where I am today. The same can be said of the support and advice I have received from my solicitor Kirsty. I’m not sure things would be where they are right now without her.

I still have a lot of living to do, and if I was asked this question at the time of my accident I wouldn’t have been so positive about my future, but now I face every day with the attitude of today is a new day and every day is a gift not to be surpassed…

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