Bridge McFarland Recover £71,000 for Elderly Grimsby Man Who Was Run Over in Serious Road Traffic Accident
Bridge McFarland LLP have secured £71,000 in damages for an elderly client who had the misfortune of being run over in a road traffic accident close to his home.
Our client was crossing the road close to his home in Humberston at the junction with the A1031. After checking that the road was clear, he started to cross the road when he was hit at speed by the Defendant.
Due to the impact of the collision our client was knocked unconscious and after an ambulance was called he was taken to the Hull Royal Infirmary for emergency treatment.
As a result of his accident he was diagnosed with a fractured pelvis, in addition to bruising all over his body. He had a lot of pain in his pelvis, shoulder and knee. He also developed bladder infections and needed anti-biotics.
He spent a lengthy period of time in Hospital and then a local rehabilitation facility and after being discharged was very restricted in his mobility and became a lot more reliant on walking aids.
He also developed other problems such as a psychological reaction and suffered with memory loss and tiredness.
We quickly agreed a rehabilitation package which was funded by the third party insurers and the package included additional care support, occupational therapy, a gardener and a physiotherapist.
We secured medical evidence in support of our client’s injuries and the expert indicated the likely problems that our client would continue to have.
We fully appreciated that our client did not wish for the case to be prolonged unnecessarily and secured a settlement for £71,000 just 8 months after his accident. Our client was delighted with the outcome which allowed him to continue receiving the additional support which he had obtained so much benefit from.
James Burrell, Partner in the Bridge McFarland LLP Personal Injury team, said ‘this was a tragic case where our client was hit at speed whilst walking across the road close to his home. Whilst our client had a lot of sympathy with the driver, he was clearly negligent in failing to spot our client who was well established on the road and was driving far too fast in the circumstances.’
Our client is in his advanced years and I am pleased that we were quickly able to agree a comprehensive rehabilitation package for our client funded by the third party insurers. The package provided a great deal of help for our vulnerable client whilst he was in the recovery stage from his injuries.’
We agreed a generous settlement just 8 months after our client’s accident. His damages will allow him to continue funding his rehabilitation and he has been pleased with his progress.’
After my case is settled, can I ask my opponent to pay me more compensation if my injuries worsen?
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