Road Traffic Accident

Motorcyclist receives £25,000 settlement after road traffic accident results in a number of significant injuries

November 3, 2022
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Written by Julia Eyton, Partner & CILEX | Serious Injury Law

A motorcyclist has received a £25,000 settlement after the driver of a third party vehicle caused a road traffic accident that resulted in serious injury.

Karl Wrigley, 53 from Wigan, was riding along Newton Road in Leigh when the vehicle suddenly pulled out from a carpark caused the collision.

Paramedics arrived at the scene of the accident and Karl was immediately taken to Wigan Royal Infirmary by ambulance.

Once discharged, Karl went to see his GP a few days later because he was experiencing a lot of pain in his knee.

It became apparent that Karl had sustained a fracture to his left knee and suffered significant damage to his ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) and MCL (Medical Collateral Ligament).

On the 23rd March 2018, Karl underwent knee reconstruction surgery using his tendons and has subsequently made a good recovery.

At the time of the accident, Karl worked as a Mental Health Support Worker which was a physical career and often involved being fit to restrain patients.

Because of this, there were concerns that Karl would be unable to return to the full extent of his duties due to his ongoing symptoms.

Fletchers Solicitors’, Dale Bickerstaffe and Ceri Dudley represented Karl’s case which resulted in a significant settlement sum and the Aviva insured third party driver admitting liability.

Dale said: “Karl was a pleasure to act on behalf of throughout the duration of the case as he was always incredibly polite and patient with both of us.

“We wish him nothing but the best in the future.”

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