Boyes Turner’s RTA claims lawyers secured a £65,000 settlement for a client who was injured when his stationary van was hit from behind by a car transporter.
Our client suffered soft tissue injuries to his neck, back and knees. He had a history of knee pain before the accident, but this had improved with physiotherapy. The pain in his right knee deteriorated after the accident, probably as a result of a blow to the front of the knee during the collision. Our medical expert attributed 70% of our client’s ongoing problems with his right knee to the accident.
Our client also suffered a psychological injury from the accident, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. He was prescribed anti-depressants and attended cognitive behavioural therapy. Over time, the severity of his psychological condition reduced from moderate/severe to mild.
We put our client’s claim to the insurers for the driver of the car transporter, who initially denied responsibility but later admitted liability. We issued court proceedings and the claim concluded with an out-of-court settlement of £65,000 for our client.
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