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Home > News > Car passenger suffers whiplash injury after rear shunt on stationary car

23rd January 2012

Car passenger suffers whiplash injury after rear shunt on stationary car

Our specialist road traffic accident lawyers represented this client when she was injured in a road accident. The defendant admitted liability but their insurers refused to negotiate an acceptable settlement. We were forced to issue court proceedings, after which we were able to negotiate an acceptable settlement of several thousands of pounds in road accident compensation, though not until we had advised her to reject previous offers.

Whiplash injuries

Our client had been a passenger in the stationary vehicle when, without warning, the vehicle driven by the defendant had struck their vehicle, causing her to be thrown forward violently, despite her wearing a seatbelt. She was immediately aware of pain at the bottom of her back.

Ongoing injuries following road traffic accident

For several months following her injuries as a car passenger, our client suffered considerable back pain from damage to the discs in her spine. Although this eventually resolved, she continued to suffer from a pre-existing back condition.

The combined effect of these injuries has meant that she has been unable to return to the fitness she had enjoyed prior to the road accident, particularly her involvement in physical exercise such as running.

Following her accident, our client was fortunate to be supported extensively by her family, but although she was able to return to work relatively quickly after the accident, the further problems experienced mean that she has had to adapt the way she works to ensure no further problems with her back occur.

Negligence by the defendant

Our client will continue to suffer from her injuries as a result of this road accident, caused by the defendant’s negligent driving. By failing to keep a proper lookout, the defendant failed to notice the vehicle in front was stationery, leaving no time to stop or avoid the collision.

Making a claim for road accident compensation

Clear Answers’ lawyers are specialists in all types of road accidents. We have teams of experts waiting to help you, should you decide to instruct us to represent you in your claim, whether you were in a work related accident, or on private business.

Our advisers will be happy to talk to you in plain English, explaining the claims process, and provide you with expert legal advice to answer any questions you may have regarding your claim.

If you or a member of your family have been injured in a road accident through no fault of your own, contact Clear Answers' personal injury solicitors on 0800 783 9019 and speak to one of our advisors who will be able to assess whether or not you have a claim. Alternatively fill out one of our online accident compensation claim forms and a representative will contact you as soon as possible.

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