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Boyes Turner’s expert Personal Injury lawyers acted for the mother of a young university student who was fatally injured in a road traffic accident

The deceased was driving in the offside lane when she was hit by a van in the nearside lane which veered into the offside lane and collided with the deceased’s vehicle. The deceased’s vehicle spun out of control and collided with a lorry which had pulled into a nearby layby. The deceased suffered severe and fatal injuries.

A claim was brought by the deceased’s mother on behalf of the deceased’s estate and as a dependant under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976.

Both defendants denied liability and sought to blame the other for the accident.

The deceased’s mother was disabled and required a considerable amount of care. The deceased had provided daily care at the time of her death and the claimant’s case was that the deceased would have continued providing a high level of care indefinitely had she not been killed.

An inquest failed to establish which defendant was at fault in respect of the fatal accident. Within a few weeks of proceedings being issued the insurers of the van which had collided with the deceased’s vehicle made an offer to settle in the sum of £55,000 and this was accepted.

The claimant was represented under a no-win-no-fee agreement and costs were paid by the defendant on conclusion of the fatal accident claim.