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A 31-year-old man, *Peter Hughes, was involved in a road traffic accident that was not his fault. The accident happened in July 2012 and resulted in soft tissue injuries which were compensated for following an Out of Court Settlement.

Mr. Hughes was employed as a recovery vehicle driver. While at the scene of an accident he put on the hazard warning lights of his vehicle after parking to attend to the situation. Another vehicle failed to respond to the signal and collided with the back of the recovery vehicle.

Mr. Hughes suffered a number of injuries and took legal action against the driver of the other vehicle who he alleged had acted negligently and had not taken reasonable care. The defendant did not admit liability.

*The name of the claimant has been changed for privacy purposes.

Treatment And Effects

Mr. Hughes experienced soft tissue injuries to his neck and back as well as also suffering from anxiety triggered by the incident.

The neck injury Mr. Hughes had was resolved 11 months after the accident occurred and the back injury took 13 months until a full recovery was reached. He was not able to work for four months afterwards and he underwent physiotherapy treatment to aid his recovery.

Claiming Compensation For A Car Accident

The total amount of damages decided was £5,564 which was agreed in an Out of Court Settlement. The estimated breakdown of that figure is £3,100 for loss of amenity and £2,506 for loss of earnings, with £58 for travel costs.

Claiming Compensation With Jefferies Solicitors

If you believe you could have a valid road accident compensation claim then please get in touch with Jefferies no win no fee solicitors. You may complete one of our online claim forms or call us on our national accident helpline number.

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