At Thompson’s we would like to reassure all our clients that as far as possible we are operating as normal. The health and safety of our staff and clients is our primary concern during this outbreak and as such we are reviewing the situation on a regular basis and will be adapting our working practices following government guidelines. However, we have had to make some minor changes to how we are doing things.

Following Government guidelines, we have temporarily closed all of our offices and our staff are now all working from home using secure technologies to ensure they are able to continue to progress with existing and new cases as normal. All face to face meetings have been cancelled, however we are continuing to hold these meetings via phone and video calls. All the team are contactable on their direct dial numbers and email should you need to speak with your solicitor, please do not hesitate to talk to us about anything during this time.

We know these are uncertain and unsettling times for many of our clients, and the wider population, and things might look a little different for the foreseeable future. But our focus remains on our dedication, knowledge and strength that we provide to all our clients. We will continue to provide updates over the coming days and weeks in accordance with official guidelines and to keep everyone informed of the situation.

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Road Accidents

An OAP has been awarded approximately £4,000 compensation after he sustained an injury when a mattress struck his car causing a car crash.

Mr McKenna was driving along the M8 between Edinburgh and Glasgow when his car was struck by a mattress which had come loose and fallen from another vehicle.

A driver who struck a 59 year old cyclist on the Isle of Arran has been cleared of causing her death through careless driving.

Charges against the driver, Nick Underdown, over the death of Elspeth Kelman, were found not proven by a Jury at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court.

A driver who admitted causing the deaths of both his partner and mother has been given a prison sentence of six years and nine months.  He had previously been jailed for 9 months for dangerous driving and had convictions involving drinking and driving.

A teenager who killed a girl and seriously injured several others has been jailed for 6 years and banned from driving for 10 years.

The teenager caused the accident when he lost control of the car he was driving.  The car the teenager was driving mounted the pavement and ploughed into a group who were standing on the pavement.

Every day hundreds of people are injured as a result of road traffic accidents that unfortunately take place daily on our roads.  Road traffic accidents can cause serious injuries sometimes fatal.

Just today another accident has been reported that has taken place in Angus involving a bus and a lorry.  The two drivers have suffered injuries and both have been taken from the scene of the  accident to hospital for medical treatment.  No passengers were on the bus at the time.

A Scottish Court recently awarded compensation to a cyclist who fell off his bike due to a sunken drainage channel.

The cyclist was involved in an accident when he rode his bike off the cycle path on a corner and rode into the sunken drainage channel. The cyclist claimed compensation for the injury and losses he sustained as a result of the accident. The cyclist was awarded compensation and was not found in any way to blame for the accident due to the lay out of the bend, a lack of lighting in the area and the position of the drainage channel.

In the recent case of Adams v The Nations Insurance and Guarantee Corp Ltd, Mr Adams claimed compensation for the injuries he sustained in a road traffic accident

Mr Adams tore muscles in his upper back in the road traffic accident and suffered pain in his left shoulder. Mr Adams claimed compensation for pain and suffering he experienced for the 12 months following the accident. 

A gas tank driver who claims that he sneezed moments before a fatal car accident has received a 4 year jail sentence at the High Court in Edinburgh.

He had earlier been found guilty by a jury of causing death by dangerous driving.
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