Our client was being driven by his mother along the M42. The motorway became a 50 mph zone which then went into a 40 mph limit. Our client’s mother applied her brakes as the traffic was slowing down, and as she was just coming to a stop, the Defendant, driving a BMW, failed to stop and drove into the rear of our client’s ‘s vehicle. As a result of the first collision, our client’s vehicle was pushed forward and collided into the rear of a Ford Transit van.
As a result of the collision our client suffered personal injury and loss.
Our client’s injuries
Soft tissue injuries to head, neck, shoulders and back
How Hayward Baker Solicitors helped
Liability was not in question in this case as our client was a passenger in a vehicle involved in an accident so therefore could not be held to account. We did seek medical evidence by instructing a General Practitioner, a psychologist and an Orthopaedic Consultant so we could prove our client’s injuries and get a prognosis for treatment and recovery periods. It was the medical reports formulated by these three aforementioned experts that we used to value our client’s claim for damages.
We also drafted a schedule of special damages (out of pocket expenses) to make a claim for the following:
- Care and Assistance
- Travelling expenses to and from medical appointments
- Damaged items
- Medical Expenses
Our client received and overall payment of £8,000 for damages and special damages