In February 2010, our client Mark was driving his vehicle along the M6 towards his home in Birmingham, after visiting his grandmother. As he approached his exit at junction 5, he began to slow down for the busy roundabout ahead of him.
Whilst stationary, a driver collided into the back of his car at a considerable speed. This caused Mark to be jolted backwards before recoiling out of his seat. The airbags in his car did not deploy.
As a result of the impact, Mark sustained whiplash injuries to his neck, throat and lower spine. Mark was unable to work for two weeks and required assistance from his parents, to perform daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning and shopping.
Unfortunately, Mark had been involved in two previous accidents and was already suffering ongoing spinal issues. The medical expert who examined Marks injuries confirmed that the accident in February 2010 was responsible for 40% of his symptoms, four months after the accident.
Mark contacted Irwin Mitchell’s specialist road traffic accident team to represent him in his claim. Our team of highly experienced personal injury lawyers worked hard to gathered a range of evidence against the driver. Consequently, the driver admitted full responsibility for the accident and we were able to secure Mark £2,750 in compensation in an out-of-court settlement.
If you or a loved one has suffered whiplash due to a road traffic accident, our personal injury solicitors could help you claim compensation. Visit our Whiplash Claims page for more information.
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