I’ve never been in an accident before. I was hesitant about making a claim. Jefferies Solicitors sorted it all out and explained everything.
Mr Harris from Bournemouth
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|NAME OF CLIENT||Anonymous|
|INJURY SUMMARY||Our client suffered an orthopaedic injury and scarring to her right thigh as well as scarring to both knees. She also suffered psychological injury as a result of her accident.|
|CASE RESOLUTION||Case settled in 2011 and £55,000 was awarded.|
In August 2008, our client was involved in a cycling accident in Manchester city centre when she was hit by an uninsured driver while proceeding through a green light at a junction. The driver failed to see her, executed a right-hand turn when it was unsafe to do so and caused a collision.
Immediately following the accident, our client was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary with leg injuries. She stayed there for a week and underwent two surgical procedures. After being discharged, further surgery including skin grafting was required. The Claimant was left with severe scarring to her legs.
In addition to her physical injury, our client was also affected psychologically by her cycling accident. She became terrified of riding her bicycle and was later diagnosed with an adjustment disorder.
Early on, it transpired that the driver was uninsured. Because of this, the claim was ultimately referred to the Motor Insurers Bureau, a statutory body that compensates victims of uninsured drivers.
One of our directors, Nina Ramsden dealt with the case:
“Our client was significantly affected both physically and psychologically because of the carelessness of the third party driver. Cyclists are vulnerable on the roads, particularly in cities, where there is heavy traffic. Drivers often do not take sufficient notice of cyclists, especially female cyclists, who will often stay towards the side of the road rather than sit directly in front of vehicles. I am pleased to say that we were able to achieve a successful outcome and secure our client both the treatment and the compensation she deserved.”
Our client was able to claim not only for the injuries she sustained but also for various out-of-pocket expenses. These included the cost of her bicycle, therapy, childcare costs and loss of earnings.
At Jefferies, our personal injury solicitors have years of experience helping cyclists who have been victims of road traffic accidents. If you’ve been involved in a cycling accident within the last three years* and are looking to claim, get in touch today. Call us on 0800 342 3206 or contact us online to request a call-back at a time convenient for you.
*Children injured under the age of 18 have until their 21st birthday to bring a claim.
Published on 5th September 2016.