Traffic Accidents

Including injuries such as:

  • Car accident claims
  • Whiplash injury claims
  • Motorbike accident claims
  • Pedestrian accident claims

In excess of £180,000 Compensation for Pedestrian Hit by Car

Injury: leg, ankle

A 20 year old Art Student, Zoe, was knocked down by a car at a zebra crossing in London. Zoe’s leg and ankle were seriously injured and she required operations. She was unable to return to college and her chosen career as a fine art restorer was no longer possible. The car driver’s insurers made a financial offer but Zoe rejected it. Following a two day trial the judge accepted that she could not work to her full potential and had lost the opportunity of working in a job she loved and completing a series of commissioned work.

£40,000 Compensation for Pedestrian Traffic Injury

Injury: head, brain damage

On Boxing Day Shaun had been drinking heavily with a friend at a local pub. Shortly after closing time he left the pub and attempted to cross over the road in order to walk home. As he stepped out into the road he was knocked down by a car and suffered serious injuries including a head injury with residual brain damage.  Despite the fact that the driver of the car had no insurance and that he denied liability, a claim against the driver was successfully pursued and settled shortly before a two day trial.

£4,000 Compensation for Bicycle Injury

Injury: hand, knee, shoulder, soft tissue

As she was cycling on her electrically assisted bicycle an oncoming car suddenly turned right across Hannah’s path causing a collision.  She suffered soft tissue injuries to her hand, knee and shoulder. The car driver initially denied liability but then admitted it but alleged that Hannah was partly to blame. Her injuries prevented Hannah from working as a cleaner and made it difficult for her to play with and care for her grandchildren.  After an exchange of medical evidence the car driver’s insurers made a full and final settlement offer which Hannah accepted.

£20,625 Compensation for Pedestrian Hit by Car

Injury: soft tissue

As Fred and Nancy were crossing the road they were hit by a reversing car. They each suffered multiple soft tissue and muscular injuries.

£10,000 Compensation for Car Accident

Injury: face, teeth, mouth, whiplash, psychological damage

Jo was a passenger in a car when she was injured in a high speed road accident. The car came off the road and crashed into a tree. Jo had facial injuries and lost some teeth, she suffered whiplash and psychological injury.

£16,000 Compensation for Car Accident

Injury: whiplash, wrist, psychological damage

Nicola was a passenger in a car being driven by her husband. They saw a vehicle coming around a bend in the road from the opposite direction and that the driver of the oncoming vehicle had encroached onto their side of the road and was making little or no effort to move back to its correct side. The driver of the other vehicle simply continued on the wrong side of the road approaching at speed.  Nicola’s husband had already slowed down in anticipation and attempted to pull over onto an embankment but the other vehicle continued on its way without any discernible attempt to recover its position by moving to its correct side of the road.  The other driver collided with Nicola’s car causing serious injury to all occupants of the vehicle. Nicola suffered whiplash, a wrist injury and psychological damage.

£5,465 Compensation for Traffic Accident

Injury: neck, shoulder

As he was driving towards Derby along the A50 Mick was hit in the rear by another vehicle. He sustained whiplash injuries to his neck and shoulder.

£18,168 Compensation for Road Traffic Accident

Injury: whiplash

Jim was a passenger in a works van travelling northbound on the M6. On the road there were flashing matrix signs warning that the slow and middle lanes were closing down directly ahead. Jim’s driver slowed down before eventually stopping in a line of traffic. The driver of the vehicle behind Jim failed to stop in time or at all and collided heavily with the rear of Jim’s stationary van propelling it into another vehicle immediately in front of it.  Both Jim and his driver were injured, Jim suffered whiplash.

£3,213 for Bicycle Accident

Injury: knee, hand, toe, shoulder

Kitty was cycling when she was hit by a car. She fell to the ground and suffered injuries to her knees, hands, toes and shoulder.

£2,807 for Car Accident

Injury: nose, neck

Annabel was wearing a seatbelt in the front passenger seat of the car as she and her friend were travelling along Embankment Road in Plymouth. Suddenly both front airbags in the car inflated for no apparent reason. The driver lost control of the car and it veered to the side of the road and collided with the kerb and Annabel injured her nose and her neck.

£17,500 Compensation for Pedestrian Hit by Car

Injury: leg

As he was crossing the road at lights which were on red to traffic, Frank was hit by a car and his leg was broken.

£95,000 Compensation for Injuries in a Car Accident

Injury: post concussion syndrome, ribs, shoulder, respiratory disability, psychological damage, irritability

Clive was driving a car when it was struck from behind by another saloon car.  As a result of the accident he suffered multiple injuries.  At the time of the accident Clive was employed by a large aerospace company as a project manager and he would also supplement his income by working as a taxi driver. As a result of the accident Clive suffered post concussion syndrome, a fracture to 8 ribs with flail chest, a collapsed lung, a comminuted fracture of the right shoulder joint, fractures to the right shoulder blade, fractures to the pubic rami, a fracture of the sacrum, respiratory disability, psychological damage in the form of emotional lability and irritability.

£8,200 Compensation for Car Accident Injury

Injury: neck, shoulder

A work colleague gave Jill a lift home and Jill sat in the back seat of the car. Their vehicle was in the process of negotiating a roundabout, it was in the middle lane and stationary due to the volume of traffic and was waiting to go straight ahead when a goods vehicle hit the nearside of Jill’s car. Jill suffered a neck and shoulder injury.

£115,000 Compensation for Road Traffic Accident

Injury: head, memory impairment

Matthew was working for traffic management contractors on the M5 motorway between junctions 25 and 26. On the day of the accident he was sitting in the driver's seat of a stationary truck, legally parked, in an area that had been cordoned off by cones when a Ford Mondeo entered the coned-off area and struck the front of Matthew’s truck.  The driver of the car died of his injuries.  Matthew suffered a severe to very severe head injury and has been left with memory impairment and has significant difficulty in learning and retaining new information. Matthew has also suffered a personality change.  The award was for the injury and the loss of future earnings.

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