Ms S was involved in a road traffic accident in Blackburn, Lancashire. The accident occurred when the Ms S was correctly proceeding through Little Harwood, Blackburn when a vehicle being driven by the other party in the case pulled out from a side road to Ms S’s nearside and collided with Ms S’s vehicle.
The force of the impact caused Ms S to be thrown around inside her vehicle. She was extremely shaken and upset by what happened and immediately became aware of pain in her neck, back and both shoulders. Following the accident, the Ms S was unable to move and was taken out of her vehicle with the assistance of Lancashire Fire and Rescue. She was placed on a spine board at the scene by attending Paramedics and was then taken to the Accident and Emergency Department of Royal Blackburn Hospital. Fortunately, no fractures were noted when x-rays were carried out and she was discharged from Hospital to the care of her General Practitioner.
Whilst the Ms S was receiving medical treatment, her vehicle was removed at the instruction of Lancashire Constabulary from the scene of the accident. The vehicle was placed in a secure compound and storage charges were accruing on a daily basis.
How Farleys’ Personal Injury Solicitors Helped
Ms S approached Farleys Solicitors to act on her behalf in recovering damages for the injuries she sustained and also to deal with her motor vehicle. Farleys arranged for an Engineer to inspect the vehicle and also arranged for a replacement vehicle to be provided by a Hire Company whilst the Ms S was without the use of her own vehicle.
An Engineer’s Report was obtained into the damage sustained to Ms S’s vehicle and a copy of it was disclosed to the Insurers of the party at fault for the accident. Farleys obtained an interim payment for Ms S to cover the value of her vehicle and enabled her to replace her motor vehicle. The cost of the hire vehicle was also recovered by Farleys from the party at fault for the accident.
Farleys contacted Ms S’s employer and obtained confirmation of her absence from work and loss of earnings and recovered compensation for Ms S for the money she had lost out by not being able to attend at work.
Farleys commissioned two separate medical examinations to be carried out into the Ms S’s physical and mental injuries. Ms S attended upon a Consultant in Accident and Emergency Medicine and a Consultant Psychiatrist. Treatment was recommended by the Consultant Psychiatrist and Farleys Solicitors arranged for a course of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to be carried out on a privately paying basis. The treatment was paid for by the Insurer of the driver at fault for the accident enabling Ms S to make a full recovery from the significant psychiatric injuries she sustained.
Once a clear picture had emerged that the Ms S’s recovery had become well-established, a settlement was agreed with those representing the Defendant in respect of the Ms S’s claims for loss of earnings, hire charges and personal injury and Farleys Solicitors LLP recovered damages for Ms S in excess of £10,000.