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Road Traffic Collision In Scotland

Irwin Mitchell represented a Scottish man who was severely injured in a road traffic collision. The accident happened in November 2006. He was driving his car on the A706 when he collided with a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction, which drove onto his side of the road.

The man suffered an open fracture dislocation of his right elbow and was off work for 5 months. He was put on lighter work duties for 2-3 months following that. His suffered long terms effects including stiffness of the elbow joint and restricted strength of grip.

At the time of the accident the man was a farm worker and one of the benefits of his employment was a tied house and stables. The medical evidence gathered for the man suggested that he might have to stop work before his preferred retirement age (and would lose the benefits of the tied house and stables).

The insurance company for the other driver accepted liability but failed to settle the case within a reasonable period of time. It was necessary for the Specialist Personal Injury Team in Irwin Mitchell to raise a court action.

The case settled out of court for £150,000.

Elaine Russell, Partner in the Glasgow office and personal injury expert said “We are really delighted to have achieved a fair result for this man.”

The client commented “I could not fault the solicitor who dealt with my case at Irwin Mitchell. Irwin Mitchell kept me up to date and really did their best for me.”

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