Woman from West Midlands suffers whiplash injuries in car accident
Our client was a passenger who fell asleep in a van driven by her friend. They were travelling back home after visiting family when a car driving on the wrong side of the road coming towards them forced the driver to take evasive action.
The car swerved out of the way and as a result, collided with a brick wall. Due to this, our client suffered from a personal injury. The defendant’s car continued driving away from the scene without stopping.
Our client received whiplash injuries and aggravation of a previous back injury.
How Hayward Baker Helped:
Hayward Baker’s personal injury specialist Gary dealt with our client’s claim, which was made through the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB) as an untraced vehicle claim.
The MIB helps people that have been hit by an uninsured or untraced driver. Without a defendant present, there is no insurance company to provide compensation for damage for their vehicle or personal injury. However, this does not mean that our client was unable to recover her losses.
The criteria set out by the MIB stated that Hayward Baker were able to claim against the Motor Insurers Bureau who, after investigating our client’s case, paid compensation for her personal injury and special damages.
Before our client received the compensation, Gary needed to obtain a medical report of our client’s injuries. This would prove that the injuries were caused or aggravated by the accident.
Gary managed to prove evidence of both with a medical report from a general practitioner, and used this to correctly value our client’s claim.
Gary advised our client every step of the way during the case by email, letters and over the phone, and after all processes were completed, the claim was settled for £3,500.00.