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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.

Sheriff Peter Hammond ordered the driver of the other vehicle to pay £3,770 compensation to Mr McKenna.

In his written judgement, the Sheriff stated:-

“He was driving his Ford Focus when a mattress being carried on a vehicle driven by the defender fell on to the roadway into his path. It had not been properly secured.

"The pursuer was unable to avoid the mattress on the roadway and collided with it, causing him to suffer injury.

"The accident was the fault of the defender. The pursuer sustained a whiplash injury to his neck in the accident."

The Sheriff also ruled that - "The pursuer's accident was caused by the negligence of the defender.

"The pursuer, having suffered loss, injury and damage due to the defender's negligence, is entitled to reparation.

If you have been involved in a Road Traffic Accident, even if you are unsure whether you would be able to claim compensation, contact our No Win No Fee lawyers today on 0800 0891331 and we can investigate matters for you and advise you on your first step towards receiving compensation.

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