Farleys Solicitors LLP acted on behalf of Mr S of Blackburn following a road traffic accident that occurred in October 2012. The accident occurred on Bolton Road, Blackburn when Mr S was stationary in a filter lane headed towards Blackburn attempting to execute a right-hand turn across Bolton Road. Whilst Mr S was stationary, the Defendant attempted to overtake the Mr S’s vehicle, before realising that there was insufficient room to do so and collided with the Claimant’s vehicle.
Lancashire Constabulary attended at the scene of the accident. A total of three different vehicles were involved and the Defendant was ultimately prosecuted for Driving Without Due Care and Attention and convicted at Hyndburn Magistrates Court.
How Our Road Traffic Accident Claim Team Helped
Despite the fact that Mr S was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident, he was thrown around by the force of the impact and suffered an injury to his neck with pain radiating into his head and both shoulders as well as pain to his upper and mid-back and in both wrists. The nature of the injuries caused Mr S to take a day off work and he was in significant discomfort. He was unable to pursue his leisure activities of kickboxing and playing football or doing his share of housework.
Mr S instructed Farleys Solicitors LLP Personal Injury department to act on his behalf following the accident as he had suffered injury in the same. Mr S’s own vehicle Insurers dealt with the cost of repairs to his vehicle and Farleys Solicitors dealt with all of Mr S is uninsured losses.
Farleys Solicitors LLP pursued the claim against the Insurance Company for the Defendant. An admission of liability was received and an expert medical report commissioned to evidence the injuries sustained by Mr S in this accident.
Once the medical report was received, Farleys assessed the value of Mr S’s injuries and secured an interim payment from the Defendant for the cost of the recommended physiotherapy treatment.
Overall Farleys were successfully able to secure damages of in excess of £4000 for Mr S in relation to his physical injuries and out-of-pocket expenses.