Road accidents are a fact of life, often nobody is injury and except for a little damaged pride and probably the insurance premiums, we move on. Some road accidents can be very serious, sometimes devastating and life changing events. Serious traffic accident claims are our speciality and where injuries are catastrophic, we’ve fought and claimed significant compensation for our clients, as in the case that follows.
We concluded a claim for a client who suffered catastrophic injuries in a motor accident when she was struck by a car whilst on her way to work. As a result of her injuries she lost a leg, suffered devastating injuries to both her eyes rendering her totally blind and also suffered other appalling injuries to the rest of her body. As a result of which, she will require full time care for the rest of her life.
We were instructed some months after the accident and saw her immediately. We progressed the serious traffic accident claim as quickly as possible obtaining an early interim payment. We assembled a team of experts and Counsel to pursue the claim vigorously and effectively. After a relatively short time managed to force the insurers to finance her transfer from hospital to a very comfortable care home whilst we sought for her a house which would be suitable to buy for her and be converted for her needs. A suitable property was identified by a specialist architect with expertise required for the conversion of properties for use by a seriously disabled person. We also set up an entire care package for her with a Case Manager to manage her care.
The insurance company were unwilling to stump up the necessary monies to purchase the property and adapt it. We therefore made an application to the Court for interim damages which were awarded at a stage so early in the case that the Master congratulated us on the speed with which the case had been brought before him and the way it had been progressed. He made a very substantial award of interim damages which enabled us to purchase the property for the client, have it adapted for her needs and she was able to move in. All this was accomplished far more quickly than is the norm. We firmly believe that this is because of the fact that we are a small firm where we could give her our full attention and the case was always dealt with by the same people throughout.
We then pursued her claim to a final conclusion where a further very substantial award of damages was made together with periodical payments order to cover her care needs and the maintenance of the property for the rest of her life. Not only that but the sum is index linked to the retail price index. In the view of the Leading Counsel, this was an exceptionally good settlement and the client was so delighted that she invited our firm and the barristers to a dinner and speeches were made on behalf of the family thanking the legal team for the outstanding result.
If you need to make a serious traffic accident claim, please call us now on 0800 056 0346 or complete our Free Online Enquiry.