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Irwin Mitchell’s specialist personal injury team in Leeds has assisted a woman to secure compensation after she was left with permanent injuries following a head-on collision.
Our client, N, was driving her car along the A65 on her way home from work. She was involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle, which had veered onto the wrong side of the road.
N suffered from multiple fractures to her right arm and pelvis. She sustained a minor head injury and facial scarring. She also, later, experienced a hernia, requiring surgery.
Following the accident, N spent a month in hospital. Following her discharge from hospital she was reliant on her family and friends to care for her due to the severity of her injuries. Medical evidence suggested that N was likely to need assistance around the house on an ongoing basis due to her remaining symptoms and the limited flexibility in her arm.
As a consequence of the accident, N was unable to work for six months. She returned to work on a phased hours basis but continues to struggle because of the limited movement in her arm.
N was advised that, should she have children, she would be unlikely to be able to give birth naturally due to the injury to her pelvis. In addition to this she was advised that she is likely to need further hernia surgery, an elbow replacement and possibly surgery to reduce her facial scarring in the future.
N approached Irwin Mitchell Solicitors for assistance with pursuing a claim against the driver of the oncoming vehicle. With the help of Claire Newstead, an Associate Solicitor in the Serious Injury team in Leeds, N received £250,000 in compensation for her injuries.
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