Passenger Accident Claim for Accident on Forest Road

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Our client was involved in a road traffic accident in Argyll and Bute, close to Sutherlands Grove forest, Oban. She had been a passenger in her husband's car when it was struck by a third party vehicle.

The RTA victim was referred to Thompsons via her husband's union so that we could handle the car accident claim for her passenger injuries.

The background

In September 2019, our client had been a passenger in a stationary vehicle, waiting at a junction to join the A828. Two cars were approaching from the right. The lead car signalled left to take the road into the forest park, however, the vehicle behind, a Volvo V70, failed to slow down. The Volvo collided into the rear of the car turning left, causing it to be shunted into our client's vehicle.

Our client's Renault was badly damaged; the driver's side door, front wing and wheel all suffered significant damage which rendered it undriveable.

Police attended the scene of the RTA. The third party driver admitted liability.

The consequences

Our client, who had been wearing her seatbelt, suffered injury to her sternum and abdomen, including sore ribs and a bruised chest. She also suffered bruising to her left leg and wrist. Her injuries affected her mobility and her ability to sleep.

Our client is likely to suffer long-term chest, thoracic and right shoulder pain.

The settlement

The defender insurer admitted liability and offered a pre-litigation settlement sum of £7,710. Our client was happy to accept.

The personal injury compensation settlement was agreed on 22 February 2021.

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