MRH Solicitors were instructed by Miss. G some 2 years after her road traffic accident and close to the 3 year limitation period for commencing court proceedings in order to pursue a claim for personal injury.
Miss. G was a passenger in a car that was being driven by the negligent Defendant driver who had lost control of the car, causing it to over-turn onto it’s roof, thereby resulting in Miss. G sustaining injuries including facial bruising and abrasions, loss of a tooth, whiplash neck and lower back injuries, headaches for a period post accident and a psychological injury comprising of travel anxiety, flashbacks, nightmares and some loss of self-esteem due to her facial and dental injuries.
Liability for the accident was not disputed by the Defendant driver’s insurers, although they alleged that Miss. G was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and that she got into the car with the Defendant knowing that he was under the influence of alcohol. Therefore, the Defendant was arguing that a 25% discount should be applied to Miss. G’s compensation for “contributory negligence”.
The Claimant, Miss. G refuted these allegations strongly and MRH Solicitors obtained evidence to support the Claimant’s contention that she was seat-belted at the material time and persuaded the Defendant to concede the allegation of knowingly getting into the car with a drunk driver.
Medical evidence was obtained from a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, a Consultant Dental Surgeon and from a Clinical Psychologist to support Miss. G’s injury claim and the cost of future dental and psychological treatment.
The specialist road traffic accident solicitors at MRH Solicitors settled Miss. G’s personal injury claim for £12,000.