Irwin Mitchell’s specialist Personal Injury team has helped an elderly woman claim £60,000 in compensation after she was hit by a vehicle while attempting to cross a road.
Our client, who was living in Romford, Essex at the time of the accident, was attempting to cross the road at a pedestrian crossing when she was suddenly struck down by a vehicle. As a result of the accident, our client suffered a fractured femur, which later required surgery. She also began to suffer from flashbacks and travel anxiety.
Our client was extremely active before the accident, including long distance walking and folk dancing. She also did remedial work at a school for half a day every week, but all this has now been tragically disrupted due to the injury suffered.
Our client decided to contact Irwin Mitchell’s specialist Personal Injury team and one of our experienced solicitors, Laura Murphy, was able to deal with her claim. Laura was able to get the driver of the vehicle to admit that he was to blame for the accident and injuries suffered early in the claiming process and with this, Laura was able to secure the client £60,000 in compensation.
With an early interim payment, our client received treatment for her psychological injuries and was able to convert her kitchen to make room for a downstairs bathroom with a shower to provide better access. She has also purchased an automatic car to assist in staying independent.
Our client commented: “I would like to thank Laura for all the work she has done on my behalf with regards to the accident. We are very grateful for the guidance and help Laura has given and now we will be able to pay off the downstairs bathroom and kitchen completely, which has made life so much easier for me.”
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident as a pedestrian, our specialist road traffic accident solicitors could help you to claim compensation. See our Pedestrian Accident Compensation page for more information.
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