Our client, Sarah*, was a passenger in a vehicle that collided with a bridge when the driver lost control. Sarah sustained serious physical injuries. She was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and showed other psychiatric symptoms. After turning to us for help, we managed to secure a six-figure settlement to aid her recovery.
Sarah was travelling as a passenger in a vehicle when it collided with a bridge. The driver had lost control of the vehicle moments before the collision.
As a result of the accident, Sarah suffered both physical and psychological trauma. She sustained a fracture to her spine, as well as soft tissue injuries and injuries to her face.
Aside from these painful physical injuries, Sarah also developed psychiatric symptoms. Traumatised by the accident, she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
How We Helped
Sarah contacted us to help her secure compensation so she could pay for treatment. We started by gathering all available evidence and information about the collision. This helped us to get a clear understanding of how the collision had happened.
Our next job was to get an early admission of guilt from the driver. Getting an early admission means that we can help our clients to avoid a lengthy legal process.
Fortunately, the driver admitted liability early in the case. We were able to secure interim payments for Sarah. Interim payments can supplement loss of earnings and help to pay for treatment while a case is still ongoing. Sarah used these payments for cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), physiotherapy, and steroid injections.
A Six Figure Settlement
Sarah issued court proceedings as the time limit for making a claim was approaching.
The driver of the vehicle made an offer to settle her claim, and we began the negotiation process. These negotiations led to us securing a six-figure sum in compensation for Sarah. This money has helped to compensate for her pain and suffering. It's also paid for ongoing treatment to aid her recovery.
Katie Lowe, the solicitor who handled Sarah’s case, said: “I’m delighted that we were able to win such a significant sum of money for Sarah. She suffered needlessly and substantially, both mentally and physically. While no amount of money can undo this suffering, Sarah can now, at least, begin to rebuild her life with proper treatment.”
*The names of the people involved in this case have been changed to keep their anonymity.
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