Road Traffic Accident

Motorcyclist receives £15K settlement after collision

May 4, 2022
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Written by Julia Eyton, Partner & CILEX | Serious Injury Law

The Incident

In 2018, our client, a 27-year-old service engineer, was proceeding past queuing traffic when the defendant pulled out from their driveway into his path, causing a collision.

The road traffic accident resulted in the following injuries for our client:

• Left ankle fracture
• Soft tissue injuries to wrist, elbows, right shoulder and right foot
• Psychological injuries

The Case

Following the collision, the claimant sought legal representation with Fletchers and the case was handled by Chartered Legal Executive, Katie Rutter, with support from Assistant Litigation Executive, Rebecca Carroll.

The Aftermath

Following the accident, our client was off work for four months and then on light duties for a further four months, before being able to return to normal duties. However, he continues to suffer from ongoing pain and discomfort.

Following the recommended treatment, including the removal of metalwork in his leg, our client should be able to continue working in a manual role and return to his pre-accident hobbies of walking, exercising, riding his pedal bike, and socialising with his friends and family.

The Outcome

Despite the defendant maintaining their denial of liability throughout the case, through the hard work of Katie and Rebecca, the case was settled and the client received compensation of £15,000.

In conclusion to the case, Katie Rutter commented:

“We are pleased to have reached a good settlement in this case despite the ongoing liability dispute. My client can now try to move on, and I wish him all the best in the future.”

The client added:

“First and foremost, I would like to thank both Katie and Rebecca for their endless support and efforts throughout my case. Over the past three years, both Katie and Rebecca have been persistent and punctual in the communication and in terms of support throughout my case. Fletchers Solicitors have TWO great members of the team who deserve more recognition in the company!

“I simply cannot fault the way the case was handled and the fact both Katie and Rebecca didn’t let me settle for less made me feel like I was treated with the utmost respect. A 5 star service in my opinion.”

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