Recent Case Study
Life Changing Serious Injury
The Claimant was riding his Motorbike when involved in a serious Road Accident
The Claimant was an 18-year-old student, suffering life changing injury leading to a below-knee amputation after the motorbike he was riding was hit by a car that failed to stop at a red light in June 2019. This demonstrates how relatively minor negligent driving can cause huge catastrophic life changing injury.
The claimant sustained severe lower leg orthopaedic injuries in the accident, including right ankle and metatarsal fractures with significant degloving and neurovascular injuries.
Sadly, to save his injured right leg failed a below-knee amputation was required, leaving significant permanent disability.
The claimant was transferred to his local hospital same the day of the accident and two weeks later was able to return home and continue to receive care and recover at home.
Liability was formally admitted early on in the proceedings. However, the Insurance company wanted to try suggesting contributory negligence would be investigated. This was despite the accident being caused by their insured jumping through through a red light and hitting the claimant , who had been riding his motorbike lawfully and under the speed limit through traffic lights that were green for him to proceed.
This demonstrates the need to have an expert personal injury specialist like Claim Today representing you with any claim. The Claim time is now if you have suffered injury after a road accident call 0800 29 800 29.
Where there is life changing serious Injury after road accident Claim Today recognise the importance of rebuilding a client’s life with rehabilitation and the worlds best specialist care.
In this case the Solicitors helped the Claimant with interim payments totalling £229,100, the claimant benefitted from intensive, bespoke and privately funded rehabilitation programme, which included:
- rented single level accommodation with his partner his pre-accident home no longer suitable for his post-accident needs
- Prosthetics, including an everyday limb, a water resistant limb and a activity/sports limb
- Prosthetic physiotherapy sessions
- Local physiotherapy sessions
- Regular personal training sessions
- Regular psychology and psychotherapy treatments
- Surgery to reshape his amputation stump
- purchase of specialist aids and equipment, including wheelchair and home gym equipment and systems
- numerous expert reports for litigation were required to assess and evaluate the claimant ’s long-term needs. These included experts in the following fields:
- Orthopaedics – assessing claimant’s long-term prognosis and needs for ongoing care
- Prosthetics – to meet claimant’s life-long prosthetic need and approximate costs
- Amputee rehabilitation – long-term rehabilitation needs
- Psychiatry – assist the altered mental health needs post-accident
- Pain management – to manage claimant’s chronic pain
- Physiotherapy – ongoing physiotherapy sessions and aids
- Plastic surgery- review skin alignment needs for the future
- Care – provide care and adaptation equipment needs due to the RTA
- Accommodation – review how claimant’s accommodation requirements may be met after the life changes caused by the Accident
Lengthy negotiations can form the basis of serious injury cases with a series of offers being made by the Insurers. In an adversarial system the Insurers wish to settle for as least as possible with Claim Today working to ensure we recover maximum damages for you.
Negotiations took weeks between the solicitors for both parties, culminating in a further offer a week later that was £250,000 more than the offer made in the first settlement meeting. This £250,000 increase in the settlement sum makes a significant difference to the Claimant.
A multi-million pound settlement was reached to ensure the Claimant will have a chance to rebuild his life after such a terrible and life changing injury.
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