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19th April 2010

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.

Road accident circumstances

A passenger in the car, our client was roused from sleep when he became aware of being pulled sideways and realised the driver was attempting to overtake another vehicle. They were approaching a bend in the road, but as the car went around the bend, it sped up and he was again pulled to one side. Investigations following this road accident confirmed that the car had skidded at speed on a patch of ice.

The next thing that our client remembers was waking up and realising that the car was upside down and he was in extreme pain in his head, neck and back. Despite his considerable pain, our client was anxious to get out of the car, as he was concerned it would catch fire. He had some difficulty in getting out of the badly damaged car, but was helped by a member of the public.

Serious injuries caused by the road accident

Our client was taken to hospital where X-rays and a CT scan revealed several fractured vertebrae in his spine. He underwent emergency surgery to stabilise his injuries. To allow time for his fractures to heal he was immobilised, unable to move his upper body for several months.

His injuries had an impact upon our client's ability to work and he continued to suffer ongoing symptoms which affected his life.

Making a road accident compensation claim

Clear Answers’ lawyers are specialists in all types of road traffic accidents. We have teams of expert personal injury lawyers waiting to help you, should you decide to instruct us to represent you in your accident compensation claim.

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

If you or a family member has been injured in any type of road traffic accident, please ring us on 0800 783 9019 and speak to one of our advisers. Alternatively, you may prefer to complete one of our online accident compensation claim forms and a representative will contact you as soon as possible.

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