Hayward Baker’s client was cycling down Winchester Road in Southampton when the defendant travelling in the same direction made a left turn and collided with our client’s bicycle.
This knocked our client to the ground and caused them to suffer from a personal injury.
Our client received travel anxiety and right knee damage due to this incident.
How Hayward Baker Helped:
One of our Personal Injury Specialists Susan Burden made the claim through the low value Personal Injury Claims online portal.
The defendant’s insurer responded after looking at the claim and told Susan that liability was admitted.
Susan then applied for our client’s medical records from his GP and the hospital he attended for his injuries, and went on to arrange for our client to be examined by an Orthopaedic Consultant.
This medical expert wrote up a report on our client’s injuries, which would be used to prove that these were caused by the incident. This further helped Susan to value the claim correctly.
In his report the medical expert stated that our client would benefit from seeing a Psychologist in relation to the travel anxiety, so this was arranged by Susan and another report followed.
Susan drafted a schedule of out of pocket expenses for our client to include: travel expenses, repair to bicycle wheels and private medical treatment costs.
Once Susan had enough medical evidence and full details of all of our client’s losses due to the accident, she started to negotiate a fair settlement with the defendant solicitors.
Our client’s claim was settled in full by Susan for £7,826.