Through the hard work of specialist personal injury solicitor Mark Aldridge, from Irwin Mitchell’s Leeds office, £10,000 in compensation has been secured for a woman who was injured in a road traffic accident.
Our client, Miss L, was involved in a road traffic collision on a motorway. Whilst stationary in traffic her vehicle was struck in the rear.
Miss L suffered both physical and psychological injuries. Ten years prior to the accident, Miss L has been involved in a serious accident where she had sustained a brain injury, affecting her memory and cognitive function.
Following the most recent accident, Miss L’s memory and organisational ability had deteriorated. She had made great strides in developing strategies to manage the effects of her earlier injury but felt she had relapsed following the second accident.
Irwin Mitchell undertook investigations to establish whether she had suffered further injury to the brain in the accident and attempted to determine what the change in Miss L’s condition was. It was discovered that the accident had not caused further injury to the brain but that the effects were psychological.
Consequently, Irwin Mitchell arranged for a course of therapy to treat the psychological injury and to enable the Miss L to return to the lifestyle she had enjoyed before the accident.
Though Irwin Mitchell were able to secure £10,000 in compensation in an out of court settlement, the greatest benefit to Miss L was being able to secure interim funding for treatment which was otherwise not available to her. The return of her quality of life was of far greater benefit to the Miss L than simply the monetary settlement.
Commenting on the case, specialist solicitor Mark Aldridge said: “I am delighted with the outcome of Miss L’s settlement and case. The treatment she received for her psychological injury through interim payments has enabled her to return to a good quality of life, and it was great that she had access to this support during her time of need.”
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