Our Military Injury Claims team have secured £250,000 in compensation for a Lieutenant Army Officer who was injured in a road traffic accident.
In April 2014, our client, J, was posted to Pirbright Army Training Centre for 12 months. The next month, he was cycling to work as normal, entering the camp via a back gate and riding along a road with a slight gradient. The 15 mph speed limit was clearly signposted.
J noticed a vehicle trying to overtake him, but it failed to do so because of a speed bump. It tried again, overtaking J on his bike. However, the vehicle then suddenly veered left to turn down another road, colliding with J and throwing him from his bike.
He hit the nearside door and mirror of the vehicle before eventually landing on the bonnet, and was taken to hospital by ambulance.
As a result of the accident, J developed severe lower back and neck pain, along with daily headaches and recurring migraines (up to two a week). Due to these painful headaches, his mental health has also deteriorated.
The driver of the vehicle accepted responsibility for the accident and our experienced Military Injury lawyers negotiated an out-of-court compensation settlement of £250,000 for J. This sum reflects the seriousness of J’s injuries and the impact the accident had on his life. The compensation will fund private treatment and rehabilitation to ensure that J makes the best possible recovery from the accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured while serving in the military, we may be able to help you make a compensation claim. Visit our Military Injury Claims page for more information.
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