Compensation recovered following frontal collision RTA

Mrs J's claim against the defendant in this action was for damages for personal injury and consequential loss as the result of a road traffic accident.  

Mrs J was driving her Peugeot 206 with her daughter as a passenger on a narrow country road in Oxfordshire. Whilst driving the defendant in a 4x4 vehicle turned across their path and caused a frontal collision. Both Mrs J and her daughter were injured in the accident. Mrs J was airlifted from the scene of the accident in an air ambulance and taken to hospital for treatment and observation.

Our specialist road traffic accident claim lawyers were instructed to pursue a claim for personal injuries on behalf of Mrs J and her daughter. Mrs J sustained significant injuries both physical and psychologically in the accident and fortunately her daughter sustained the same albeit less significant in nature. Mrs J's cervical spondylosis at C5/6 onset following a cervical strain she sustained in the accident. She also sustained supraspinatus tendonitis in her left shoulder together with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and adjustment disorder. The amount of treatment and rehabilitation which was needed was considerable.

The claims initial started out in the RTA MOJ Portal following which the defendant admitted primary liability swiftly. The matter subsequently exited the portal due to the defendant failing to provide an interim payment within the timescales defined by the Protocol.

Following admission of liability the defendant did make a pre-medical offer in the sum of £1,500 however this was rejected following our advice and a full detailed medical report from an Orthopaedic Expert was obtained. The expert made several recommendations and referrals in terms of treatment from Mrs J and we ensured that the Third Party Insurers would fund this for her so she did not suffer out of pocket loss. An independent Psychiatrist was also instructed to prepare a report on the psychological effects following the accident and to provide an opinion and prognosis.

Mrs J has had extensive treatment to her shoulder, neck, back and knee during the course of her claim, together with psychological treatment. All appointments, reports and opinions were arranged by our solicitors and funded by the defendant.

Following a final prognosis in her medical reports following successful treatment, a detailed schedule of loss was drafted and claims were made for past loss of earnings, care and assistance, medical expenses and future medical costs. The defendants made a Part 36 offer in the sum of £25,000 plus approximately £18,000 in interim payments. Our expert road traffic accident claims team, after careful consideration, advised Mrs J to reject their offer with settlement finally being reached in the region of £50,000.

 

The service was personal, professional and considered. I was treated so kindly and in the end I knew that not only had I found the right organisation but also the right person.

Boyes Turner client

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