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Home > Personal Injury > Road traffic accidents > Road traffic accident news > 2010

Road traffic accident news - 2010

Clear Answers solicitors deal with a large number of all types of road traffic accident cases each year. Here is a selection of road traffic accident compensation claims that we have fought, as well as items which we hope will be interesting to you.

To view the full story, click on the links beneath the description. Alternatively you can visit our Personal injury News Section to view these and other successful personal injury compensation claims that Clear Answers solicitors have been involved in.

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Pedestrian receives substantial road accident compensation

Our client in this road accident compensation claim was a pedestrian. He suffered serious and extensive injuries when he was knocked down by a reversing vehicle as he was waiting to cross a road.

Although the defendant admitted liability immediately, he refused to negotiate an acceptable settlement. Our specialist road accident compensation lawyers were forced to issue court proceedings, but before the trial date, they were able to negotiate accident compensation in excess of £200,000 for our client’s serious injuries
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Rear car passenger receives road accident compensation

When she accepted a lift with an acquaintance, our client in this claim for road accident compensation, was to receive substantial injuries in a completely avoidable road accident.

The driver of the car in which our client was travelling, lost control of her vehicle, crashed into a concrete bollard in the middle of the road.
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Cyclist receives substantial road accident compensation

The defendant in this claim for cycle accident compensation had pulled out of a junction onto the A road on which our client was travelling, immediately in front of our client. He then carried out a dangerous manoeuvre in front of our client, driving his vehicle into our client's path, leaving him no chance to avoid a collision.

Our specialist road accident compensation lawyers were able to secure a quarter of a million pounds in compensation for his injuries which were serious and extensive, leaving him with long-term cognitive problems which will mean he is permanently disadvantaged on the open labour market.
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Serious head and brain injury for rear seat passenger

We were asked to represent a 16 year old boy, who was the victim of a road accident, in seeking accident compensation for the life-changing injuries he suffered. A passenger, he was thrown from the car when the young driver lost control and hit a lamppost and wall, and suffered serious head and brain injuries. For some time, it was feared that he would not survive and he received extensive treatment in an intensive care unit.

Following a final prognosis, our specialist accident compensation lawyers secured almost £1 million in road accident compensation, in an out of court settlement.
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Substantial road accident compensation for spinal injury

Our client in this serious road accident compensation claim had been a minor (under eighteen years of age) at the time of her accident. Although court proceedings were issued, our specialist road accident lawyers were able to negotiate this substantial sum in compensation (over £2 million), which will be needed to provide suitable accommodation for our client, as well as the care she will need for the rest of her life.
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Road accident compensation for head injury victim

When our client in this road accident compensation claim asked for our personal injury compensation claim advice, we were able to secure almost £30,000 in compensation for his injuries.

A driver of a passenger vehicle at the time of the road accident, our client had been parked in the depot in a designated bay, at the end of his shift. There were several parking bays with vehicles passing between the lanes, though the speed limit is restricted to 10 mph.

As he alighted from his vehicle, having checked that the roadway was clear, he was struck by another vehicle, driven by a colleague. He suffered a head injury that caused him to lose consciousness. As a result of his head injury, our client remembers nothing about the road accident or the following few days. He was taken to hospital where he remained as an in-patient for several days.
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Fitness to work – new system for returning to work after sickness or personal injury

Many of the compensation claims that specialist personal injury lawyers like ourselves deal with every year, involve client’s who are seeking a phased return to work. Everyone will have their own individual reasons for wanting to get back to work, be it financial, therapeutic, or just the need to get their life back to some sort of normality.

Although they may not be able to carry out the duties they performed before their accident or injury, they may still feel that they can contribute and that working would aid their recovery, if not to full fitness, then to achieve the best level of fitness they can.
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Car passenger in road accident receives compensation

We were asked for our road accident compensation claim advice by this client who was injured in a road accident on his way to work. The defendant refused to agree to provide a voluntary interim payment whilst the medical evidence was finalised. Our specialist compensation lawyers were forced to issue court proceedings to obtain an interim payment which was then subsequently granted. However, prior to the trial their strong negotiating skills were able to secure a satisfactory settlement of £50,000 in compensation for his serious injuries.
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20 mph speed limits reduce road accident casualties by 40%

According to the British Medical Journal, a report published in December 2009 found that the introduction of 20 mph speed limits in some urban areas of London has resulted in a reduction in road accident casualties of over 40%.

The research was based on an analysis of road casualty data for London over a 20 year period. There were 399 zones introduced over a 15 year period and the authors had information on the decisions and implementation dates for 385 of these.
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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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