Our client was riding her bicycle along a street in Oxford, the traffic had slowed to a stop. Our client was the second of two cyclists positioned on the right hand side of the carriageway overtaking stationary traffic. The first cyclist passed the defendant’s stationary vehicle and as our client also passed the defendant attempted a right hand turn into a car park and collided with our client’s vehicle causing her to suffer injury and loss.
Our Client’s Injuries:
Soft tissue injury to neck, back, shoulder, legs and wrists.
What did Hayward Baker do to help?
Hayward Baker took on the claim on a No Win No Fee basis and informed the defendant’s insurers why they were to blame via the low value personal injury insurers on-line portal.
The insurers acknowledged the claim but required more time to investigate and when they finally came back with a decision on liability they denied that their insured was at fault and had witness evident to support this.
However our client did not agree and once we had medical evidence by way of a medical experts report upon our client’s injuries we issued Court proceedings and would let a judge decide who was at fault at a Trial.
Shortly before the trial was about to take place the defendant insurers conceded liability and made an offer to settle our client’s claim. The offer was accepted by our client having received legal advice from one of our senior claims handlers.
In addition to the compensation for her injuries our client also had a number of out of pocket expenses to claim such as travel expenses to and from her medical appointments, cost of painkillers and Osteopath treatment.
We negotiated a figure of £3,800.00 in full and final settlement of our client’s claim.