Mr T was involved in a road traffic accident which occurred on the 13th November 2008 when crossing Whalley Range in Blackburn on foot. He observed that a traffic light positioned to his left at the junction of Earl Street, Brookhouse Lane and Whalley Range was showing red to vehicles travelling along Whalley Range. Mr T had substantially crossed the carriageway of Whalley Range and had placed one foot on the pedestrian footway opposite when he was hit by a motor car.
He was hit on his left side, landing on the ground. He was rendered unconscious. His next memory was of being in hospital later that day. He had been taken by ambulance to the emergency department at Blackburn Royal Infirmary.
He was an inpatient for approximately 14 days. His injuries consisted of damage to the pelvic bones on both sides and there was also injury of a soft tissue nature to the region of the right knee, the left shoulder and the head. On discharge from hospital, he was using a frame and crutches for walking support. He received physiotherapy at the hospital for about 10 weeks after his discharge from the ward.
Also as a consequence of the effects of the accident, he suffered significant psychological symptoms.
Prior to the accident, the Claimant had significant physical problems.
How Farleys Can Help With Your Road Traffic Accident Claim
Farleys personal injury specialists were immediately able to help Mr T bring about a road traffic accident claim. In addition to the claim for injury, Farleys also argued a further claim on behalf on Mr T in respect of care and assistance. We were able to include the costs of future care and assistance and future treatment in Mr T’s settlement.
Liability was very much in dispute but was eventually agreed on a 50/50 split basis. Farley’s were able to obtain sum of £25,000 for Mr T.