A Croftons Solicitors client has secured a £450,000 compensation settlement after he was injured in a road traffic accident.
On 25 November 2007, the claimant was travelling on a minibus which was hit by the defendant’s vehicle. The defendant had strayed onto the same side of the road as the minibus, colliding with it head on and causing substantial damage to both vehicles.
The claimant was left with tinnitus and damage to his face and right hand, while crucially he also suffered injuries to his cervical spine and lower lumbar region as a result of whiplash. This resulted in the claimant, who was employed as a farrier, being unable to work initially for 10 weeks after the crash.
Even when he was able to return to work, his back problems prevented him from carrying out the same tasks as he was able to previously. As a result of the accident, his long term work prospects were severely affected.
A settlement is reached
The defendant’s solicitors accepted that the accident was caused by their client’s negligence on the road, but they wanted to know more about the claimant’s injuries and the effect they had had on his ability to work.
Croftons Solicitors worked tirelessly to obtain a number of crucial medical reports that supported our argument and proved that the injuries sustained had affected our client’s work prospects.
As a result, we were able to settle the case out of court for an amount of £450,000 ten days prior to the court trial.
Legal support you can rely on
As you can see, the initial incident in this claim happened five years ago, and this shows just how long it can take to reach a successful conclusion to a personal injury claim.
Not only does this highlight the importance of commencing a compensation claim as soon as possible, it also indicates the need to choose a solicitor who you can trust to represent you to a high standard for the duration of your case.
Croftons Solicitors has a proven track record in successfully supporting a wide range of personal injury clients. No matter how severe your injury you can rely on us to help you achieve the compensation, medical support and aftercare you deserve, as Croftons always puts the client’s welfare above all else.
Call us now on 0800 2800 094 to see if we can assist you with your personal injury claim.