Our client was involved in a road traffic accident in April 2010 when he was walking along a pavement. He started to cross the road and was around halfway across when suddenly he saw a car coming towards him. Our client was hit on his left leg and thrown up onto the bonnet on his left side with his head hitting the windscreen which was caused to shatter. The car then took him across the road and hit a post, throwing the Claimant off onto the pavement. As a result of this, our client landed with his arms bent and his right knee crossed over his left knee, lying flat on his face. He was very shaken and upset and was taken to A&E by ambulance.
As a result of the collision, our client suffered bruising to his right knee, bruising and swelling to his left shin and painful right shoulder, a bump to his head, and had to undergo a course of physiotherapy for his right shoulder and right knee.
His job required him to be on his feet a lot of the time and therefore he was off work for one month following the accident. Upon returning to work our client had considerable difficulty performing his job for three months and was only able to carry out domestic chores to a bare minimum. This gradually improved over time.
The Defendants admitted liability and Irwin Mitchell were delighted to recover £5,500 in February 2012, in an out of Court settlement on behalf of our client in compensation for the pain and suffering caused as a result of his injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a pedestrian, our personal injury lawyers could help you claim compensation. See our Pedestrian Accident Claims page for more information.
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