A 21-year-old chef was travelling along a main road when a third party turned into our client’s path without indicating, causing a collision.
Our client was knocked unconscious by the RTA. After being treated by paramedics, he was taken to hospital. The road traffic accident resulted in the following injuries for our client:
- Sprained wrist
- Bruising from knee to foot
- Lacerations to leg
- Neck pain
- Chest pain
- Breathing problems
Following the collision, the claimant sought legal representation with Fletchers. Jane Lyons from our Serious Injury department took on the case, assisted by Litigation Executive, Matthew Clark.
The client was studying at college prior to the accident, while also working as a delivery driver. Having been forced to take time off from both following the RTA, upon his return to work, his employer told him that his job was no longer available. Fortunately, he has since found employment, which he was able to cope with while symptomatic, thanks to some adaptations. He has also completed his college course.
Excluding for the injuries to his left wrist, the client’s remaining injuries resolved within approximately 12-18 months. He also suffered from psychological injuries in the form of flashbacks and nightmares for three months.
The Defendant admitted full liability and with the support of Fletchers, the claimant was awarded a settlement amount of £22,000.
Serious Injury Litigation Executive, Jane Lyons commented:
“Medical evidence was incomplete in this matter when the offer was received. The potential implications of accepting an offer with incomplete evidence were set out to the client and despite this, he wished to accept the offer. I hope that that he is able to put this accident behind him and move on with his life and I wish him all the best for the future.”