£185,000 compensation for woman injured by negligent driver

Personal Injury Claim Case Study

A woman who was seriously injured when her car was hit by a vehicle being driven on the wrong side of the road has been awarded more than £185,000 compensation.

The woman was drivingalong a single carriageway when the accident happened. She suddenly saw another vehicle travelling towards her on the wrong side of the road. The other driver then clipped the kerb and collided with her car.

The woman, who was 51, suffered fractures to both arms, her ankle and her hip. She also suffered multiple soft tissue injuries to her neck, back, chest, legs and arms. She was helped by paramedics at the scene and taken to hospital where she remained as a patient for three weeks.

Her injuries left her largely housebound for a further four months. She had operations to stabilise her wrist fractures with metal plates and was in plaster for approximately four months.In addition, she went on to suffer from significant depression.

She was unable to continue working as a carer and continued to suffer pain in her right leg and hip.

The woman took legal action against the driver, alleging that he was negligent in driving on the wrong side of the road. Liability was admitted.

She was awarded £185,870 to compensate for her pain, suffering and loss of amenity, her loss of earnings and future care costs.

Details of the Personal Injury Claim


Trial/settlement date: 8/8/2014

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