We secured a six figure settlement for a man after a collision with a reckless driver left him with life-changing injuries.
Our client, a successful chef at a prestigious five star hotel, was driving across a junction when another driver jumped a red light and crashed into him. The damage to his leg and ankle would have an extremely debilitating effect on his life and career.
He had been used to working long hours and managing a team of over 100 staff. The accident left him in considerable pain and he was forced to hand in his notice. As a result of his injuries he developed deep vein thrombosis and ankle problems that severely impeded his ability to be on his feet for extended periods of time.
As a chef, this was devastating to the career he had dedicated himself to. Before the accident, he enjoyed a very senior position and his prospects for further promotion were excellent. But the pain caused by his injuries made him unable to perform at the high level he had been accustomed to. He had to take less senior roles, which had an impact on both his earnings and his chance of career progression.
We secured a six figure settlement for the client following a long investigation to find the other motorist, who had driven away after the collision. We also secured interim payments to reimburse the costs of therapy and treatment our client needed in the meantime.
He continues to suffer with complications caused by his injuries, and has been recommended specialist footwear by orthopaedic specialists. He’s likely to require surgery in the future, and his job security has been permanently affected by his inability to meet the physical demands of the catering industry at the high level he was used to.
However, the compensation we secured will help our client receive the treatment he needs to recover, as well as providing financial security for his wife and young daughter.
Representing the client, Andrea Burke of our Sheffield-based team, said: “We’re delighted to have secured this settlement for our client, whose ability to work has been permanently altered by the accident. He can no longer expect the same career prospects, and will need ongoing therapy to help him recuperate.”
The client said: “I cannot state highly enough how professional and genuinely great you have been in all aspects: the rehabilitation, the interim payments, everything. I have been guided and advised at every step and always felt that everything was being done to get the best results for me.”
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