In January, whilst out running some errands in the centre of Burnley, Ms K was involved in a road traffic accident. Ms K who is registered blind was with her guide dog and had just left the bank and proceeded to move up the curb with the intention of crossing Red Lion Street.
Ms K and her guide dog waited for the road to be clear, and once they could not hear any traffic proceeded to cross the street. When Ms K was half way across the road the Defendant’s vehicle proceeded at speed, failing to see Ms K unfortunately colliding with her and her dog.
Ms K was taken to the Burnley General Hospital Urgent Care Centre where she was treated for injuries sustained to her neck, lower back, and contusions to her left hip, knee and toes. Ms K also suffered psychological injuries as a result of the accident. The accident had a long term physiological impact on Ms K and there after she felt extremely nervous when crossing roads and regularly suffered from flashbacks of the accident.
How Our Road Traffic Accident Solicitors Helped
Following the incident Ms K contacted Farleys Solicitors’ expert personal injury team who specialise in acting on behalf of those who have been involved in road traffic collisions. Farleys immediately pursued a claim whereby the defendant admitted liability for the accident.
Farleys’ dedicated team of solicitors successfully secured Ms K a settlement of £11,531, taking into account her need for future treatment; past costs incurred including: travel and previous physiotherapy, plus general damages.
The personal injury department also made arrangements for Ms K to attend sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy treatment to help restore her confidence when crossing roads.
Here at Farleys Solicitors our specialist personal injury team have a wealth of expertise acting on behalf of clients who have been involved in a road traffic accident or collision. Our extensive experience in this area of law allows us to successfully secure the optimum settlement for our clients, even in instances where they may have been partially to blame.