Our expert personal injury lawyers helped a mother-of-two settle a long-standing dispute over who was at fault when she was knocked down in a road traffic accident in 2015.
Mrs R* was walking back to her car one evening when she approached a main road. Alongside other pedestrians, including her husband, she checked to see if the road was clear before crossing.
She made it across a bus lane and a lane of oncoming traffic when a car turned onto the main road and hit her.
Her injuries were severe. She was admitted to hospital where she had surgery to stabilise her bilateral knee fractures and also underwent a bone graft. Mrs R was repatriated to a rehabilitation centre before her eventual discharge home four months after the accident.
Mrs R was also diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and was recommended cognitive behavioural therapy.
Interim payments secured by our expert lawyers during the ongoing claim helped fund physiotherapy, psychological therapy and pain management consultations.
Settling the case
Initially the driver denied liability. Liability was admitted after lengthy negotiations, but the driver claimed that Mrs R had contributed to her accident.
Using complex medical evidence, personal injury lawyer Katie Lowe was able to resolve the lengthy dispute through a virtual joint-settlement meeting. We reached an agreement on damages with the insurers, and the money awarded will help Mrs R continue her rehabilitation.
Katie said: “This case involved a number of disputes over liability, contributory negligence, and the strength of complex medical evidence. I’m pleased that both parties came to a reasonable agreement on damages, and Mrs R has financial security for implementing future rehabilitation.”
We’re here to help anyone who’s been involved in a road traffic accident. If you need to speak to an expert, please call 0370 1500 100 or contact us online.
*Not her real name
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