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Woman receives £4,025 settlement for car accident injuries

Thompsons Solicitors Scotland
Thompsons Solicitors Scotland

On 16th May 2017, our client who is a member of the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW) member received a £4,025 settlement to compensate for injuries she received in a car accident on the 4th October 2015.

Our client had been travelling down the road, slowing down as she approached a set of traffic lights. A third party vehicle pulled out from a side road and into her path. Although our client braked hard but there was not enough time to stop, and the front of her vehicle collided with the side of the third party vehicle.

The consequences

Our client suffered bruising to her chest, legs, and arms as well as soft tissue damage, and therefore needed to be taken to the hospital. She experienced ongoing pain in her chest, neck, back, shoulder, and left hand. The day after the accident, she spoke to her GP, who prescribed painkillers. A medical report on our client's injuries was obtained from her GP and physiotherapy treatment was arranged.

Our client was absent from work and without a vehicle for two days (her car was written off, and therefore she needed to be provided with a courtesy car, though this was only available to her until 26th October). She returned to work after two days but was only capable of completing light duties.

The collision caused property damage, including to the client's phone, which had its screen smashed in the accident. Further losses arose from the fact she still needed to pay her vehicle's monthly insurance fee (£22) until the end of the year and pay £80 to have her private licence plate put on a new car. She was also unable to remove her £200 satnav from the damaged vehicle due to insurance procedures.

Settlement

The road traffic accident claim was made with the assistance of USDAW in October 2015. The medical report was disclosed to the third party insurers along with details of the property damage sustained. The driver of the third party vehicle admitted liability, and an initial offer of £3,875 along with private physiotherapy costs was made.

Thompsons Solicitors provided our client with expert legal advice and guidance, instructing her to reject this offer and to put in a counter proposal to the third party insurer. This led to an improved second offer of £4,025, which our client accepted.

Road traffic accident claims with Thompsons

Thompsons has a long and proud history in helping those injured in road traffic accidents receive the fair amount of injury compensation to which they're entitled. Our personal injury lawyers only represent individuals, never big businesses or corporations, and you can rest assured we will fight tirelessly to make sure you and your family receive the best possible outcome on your case.

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