Irwin Mitchell's specialist serious injury team has assisted a client to obtain a six figure sum following a road traffic collision involving a drunk driver.
Our client was a passenger in a taxi.
He was returning home from work at approximately 3am when a car driven by the Defendant, who was intoxicated at the time, swerved and collided at speed with the taxi that he was travelling in.
As a result of the collision, our client sustained extensive orthopaedic injuries. He was unable to return to work on a full time basis for approximately eight months.
Our client worked in equity finance. We were able to show via expert evidence that the time taken off work was entirely reasonable in light of the severity of the injuries suffered. We then obtained extensive witness evidence to show the impact this had had on his promotion prospects within his employment at the time and that the road traffic crash had held him back by a number of years.
In light of this, at the Joint Settlement Meeting, we were able to secure a six figure settlement sum and successfully contest any allegation of contributory negligence for failing to wear a seatbelt put forward by the Defendant.
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