Our client was getting out of her friends vehicle after stopping at the side of the road, as she got one leg out of the door the defendant drove into the rear of their stationary vehicle. As a result of the collision our client suffered personal injury and loss.
Our client’s injuries
Back neck and pain
How Hayward Baker helped
Having spoken with our client who contacted us via our website it was clear from the start that she had a case.
We took on the matter under a Conditional Fee Agreement and ran the claim via the online road traffic accident insurers portal.
Liability was admitted and therefore our only steps were to prove that the injuries were as a result of the accident and we did this by getting our client examined by a medical expert who formulated a report on our client’s injuries. It was this report that we used to prove our client’s injuries and also to value the claim for damages (compensation for injuries) and special damages (out of pocket expenses as a result of the accident).
The expenses that our client incurred as a direct result of the accident were:
- Travel Expenses to and from medical appointments
- 8 Sessions of physiotherapy (future losses)
Besides negotiating a settlement figure with the defendant insurers we also took steps to alleviate our client’s symptoms and aid recovery by arranging physiotherapy treatment.
Value of compensation and losses awarded
Our client was awarded £3,600 inclusive of general damages and special damages