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I’ve never been in an accident before. I was hesitant about making a claim. First Personal Injury sorted it all out and explained everything.

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AGE 28 at time of accident
INJURY SUMMARY A motorist knocked the claimant from his bicycle at a roundabout after refusing to give way, resulting in injuries to his neck, shoulder, right elbow, right hip and chest. He sustained a fracture to his upper right central incisor. In addition, a psychological injury was diagnosed by a Psychologist.
SOLICITORS Joanne Waring
RESOLUTION The case settled for £13,646.50 in December 2015

In October 2014, the Claimant – then 28 – was involved in a road traffic accident when the Defendant failed to give way when entering a roundabout, knocking the Claimant from their bike. The Claimant suffered soft tissue injuries to his neck, shoulder, right elbow, right hip and chest as well as a variety of minor cuts sustained to the right hand, right ankle, knee, back and abdomen. He also underwent psychological injury which was then diagnosed as Adjustment Disorder with Anxiety.

The Claimant required an MRI scan and X-ray, as well as immediate dental treatment to repair a fractured tooth. They will also require future replacement restorations. As far as long-term treatment goes, the Claimant also required a course of physiotherapy to help with their injuries and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to assist with the psychological impact. It took a full 12 months from the date of the accident for the Claimant to achieve a full recovery.

After approaching Jefferies, we pushed for the Claimant to be awarded the maximum compensation to make up for their pain, suffering and loss of amenity – as well as special damages including replacement of their bicycle and cycle clothing, recovery of initial costs and various expenses incurred as a result of the accident. As a result, they were awarded £13,646.50 out of court in December 2015.

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