Mr S was a passenger in a vehicle which was stationery at a road junction in Fleet when without warning another vehicle collided with the rear of this vehicle pushing it violently forward causing him injury.
Mr S instructed Hayward Baker Personal Injury solicitors to make a claim for compensation for his injuries which were whiplash to neck and upper and lower back.
The case was straightforward in the sense that as a passenger in a vehicle Mr S could not be at fault for the collision. Therefore within 12 days of Hayward Baker stating the claim the defendant driver insurers admitted full liability for the accident.
Hayward Baker immediately informed Mr S that liability was not in dispute and the next thing was to arrange a medical appointment for Mr S with a General Practitioner who would examine him and then formulate a medical report upon his injuries which will be used in support of his claim.
The medical report confirmed that the injuries Mr S received were as a result of the accident. The report also stated that it was reasonable for Mr S to have had 22 days off work to help him recover as it would have been difficult for him to undertake his job as a driver. A course of physiotherapy was also recommended to complete recovery and should his injuries to his back not resolve within 6 months from the accident date then he should be re-examined.
Once Mr S had completed his course of physiotherapy he agreed to disclose his case in full to the the defendant insurers and upon advice from his solicitor to make an offer of £3400.00 and to accept no less than £2880.00. A counter off was received from the insurers for £3460.00 which was accepted by Mr S.
This amount was to include compensation for his injuries, a course of physiotherapy, medical and travel expenses and loss of earnings.
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