Road Traffic Accident

Motorcyclist receives £23,125 settlement after evidence proves illegal U-turn caused road traffic accident

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


November 3, 2022

A 23-year-old motorcyclist has received £23,125 in a road traffic accident settlement.

Josh Ford was driving past stationary traffic on Faringdon Road, Swindon, when a Ford Focus made the illegal manoeuvre .

Josh subsequently collided with the third party vehicle and was taken to Great Western Hospital, Swindon.

Firstly, he received treatment for a femur fracture to the left leg. However, Josh would require further surgery.

Moreover, the accident had a big psychological impact on Josh, particularly about riding a motorcycle again.

Prior to the accident, Josh worked as a drainage engineer.

However, he remained absent from work until the end of September 2017 because he was unable to bear-weight following the incident.

Fletchers Solicitor’s lawyers, Dale Bickerstaffe and Ceri Dudley took on the case.

Ceri said:

We were confident of getting a good outcome in respect of liability. It was apparent from photographic evidence on file that the other driver was completing an illegal right hand turn. If the manoeuvre had not happened, the collision would have been avoided.

In conclusion to the case, a 90/10 split liability apportionment in our client’s favour. 

Furthermore, supporting evidence proved that the third party vehicle performed an illegal U-turn and caused the collision.

Ceri said:

Due to the tough negotiations with the other side, this is a good result overall. Dale and I wish him nothing but the best for the future.