Claimant: Linda Smith
Claim: Motorbike Accident Stirlingshire
Nursery Nurse Linda Smith was the pillion passenger on a motorbike being driven by her partner. They were riding along country roads in central Scotland when a car pulled out from a junction directly into their path in such circumstances that there was no prospect of the motorbike stopping or avoiding the car.
The motorbike collided with the vehicle and Ms Smith was thrown from the bike and travelled a considerable distance along the road causing injuries to her back, neck and arm.
She thankfully made a fairly quick recovery but her ongoing symptoms for some time did affect her training as a Nursery Nurse.
The insurers took the usual prejudiced attitude towards parties injured while travelling on a motorbike, they assume that the accident was the fault of the motorbike and refused to make payment within a reasonable time frame.
A Court action was raised on Ms. Smith’s behalf and the case quickly settled with Ms. Smith receiving £6,500 in compensation.