Claimant’s Serious Injury Road Accident
On February 23, 2018, the Claimant was riding a motorcycle scooter on his way home from work when he collided with the rear of a stationary lorry that had been parked in the tunnel by the Defendant driver. The Claimant suffered serious injuries in the accident, including a serious spinal injury and a serious traumatic brain injury.
The Claimant’s serious injuries have had a profound impact on his life. He is now unable to walk, talk, drive, work, or care for himself. He has also experienced feelings of isolation, depression, and anxiety.
- Spinal Injury: The Claimant’s serious spinal injury has left him paralyzed from the waist down. He uses a wheelchair to get around and requires assistance with all of his daily activities.
- Traumatic Brain Injury: The Claimant’s serious traumatic brain injury has left him with cognitive and memory impairments. He has difficulty concentrating and following instructions. He also experiences mood swings and emotional outbursts.
The Claimant’s serious injuries have also had a financial impact. He has incurred significant medical expenses, including the cost of surgery, rehabilitation, and ongoing care. He has also been unable to work since the accident, which has resulted in a loss of income.
- Medical Expenses: The Claimant’s medical expenses total over $1 million. This includes the cost of surgery, rehabilitation, and ongoing care.
- Lost Income: The Claimant has been unable to work since the accident. He was earning $50,000 per year at the time of the accident.
The Defendant driver was found to be negligent in parking the lorry in a dangerous location. The lorry was parked in a tunnel, just after a bend. This made it difficult for other drivers to see the lorry and react in time. The Defendant driver was also found to be negligent in failing to turn on his hazard warning lights.
- Dangerous Location: The Defendant driver parked the lorry in a tunnel, just after a bend. This made it difficult for other drivers to see the lorry and react in time.
- Failure to Turn on Hazard Warning Lights: The Defendant driver failed to turn on his hazard warning lights. This would have given other drivers a clear indication that the lorry was stationary and allowed them to react accordingly.
The Claimant is now facing a long and difficult road to recovery. He is hoping that he will be able to regain some of his independence and live a fulfilling life. However, he is also aware that the claim time for serious injury claims is three years from the date of the accident. This means that he has only three years from the date of the accident to file a claim for damages. If he does not file a claim within this time frame, he may be barred from ever recovering damages for his injuries.
The Claimant is currently working with a personal injury attorney to file a claim for damages. The attorney will help him gather the necessary evidence to support his claim, including medical records, police reports, and witness statements. The attorney will also represent him in court if the case goes to trial.
The Claimant is hopeful that he will be able to obtain a fair settlement for his injuries. He knows that the claim time is short, and he is committed to filing his claim as soon as possible. He is also aware that the outcome of his case will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of his injuries, the amount of his medical expenses, and the negligence of the Defendant driver.