David Bell and Elaine Russell, specialist personal injury solicitors at Irwin Mitchell’s Glasgow office have secured a five figure sum in compensation for a woman who was injured following a road traffic accident.
In December 2009, Mrs C was driving along a country road at a slow speed due to the icy conditions. A car was coming towards her in the opposite direction, when it suddenly skidded around the bend onto Mrs C’s side of the road. It collided with the verge and bounced back onto the road, where it then crashed with the nearside of Mrs C’s car.
Mrs C suffered a broken ankle which needed surgery and also a fracture in her left wrist. The injuries meant that she required a plaster cast on both her wrist and ankle. She was given two different types of crutches to help her get around when she was discharged from hospital but found it easier to crawl around the house.
She also suffered from discomfort with her shoulder, which required a course of steroid injections. Following a course of physiotherapy, further surgery was needed to remove the screws in her ankle which were still causing Mrs C a great deal of pain.
Before the accident Mrs C was very active and enjoyed keeping fit, going running several times a week. She competed in half marathons and did some weight training. Unfortunately due to her injuries Mrs C will not be able to compete again and, she will now only be able to walk a few miles until her ankle starts to get very painful, instead of running around ten miles which she previously easily managed.
A five figure sum was secured in compensation.
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