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Personal injury solicitor Maria Littley has helped an elderly man to claim compensation for the injuries he suffered after he was hit by a careless driver.
The 72-year-old from Stoke-on-Trent was crossing a road near his home when a car turned into the residential street, without slowing down. He put out his left arm but the car did not stop, knocking him to the ground.
The man suffered a broken arm, ankle and nose, and had to spend 13 days in hospital recovering.
Before the accident he was a DIY enthusiast and had just finished building a conservatory on his home. Sadly, following the accident, he has been unable to get out and about with ease as his ankle injury has not healed well.
In the last two years since the accident, our client has struggled to get upstairs and requires assistance from his wife to get in and out of the bath. He also relies on his son to get him out of the house as he is unable to walk any distance.
This case has now settled and our client is already looking to the future, choosing a mobility scooter to purchase so that he can access his local community and regain his independence. He is also going to have a walk-in shower fitted so he will no longer need to rely on his wife to help him climb in and out of the bath.
Maria Littley, solicitor in the Birmingham Serious Injury Team fought hard to secure a substantial settlement for the man. She says: "A young driver who was not paying sufficient attention robbed this client of his mobility and independence for 2 years. Now, with the compensation he has received, he is able to move forward with his life and get out and about with the equipment he needs.
"I hope that this case will be a warning to drivers that extra vigilance is required when turning in to residential streets. Just because you are not on a main road does not mean that you can reduce your concentration."
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