Car accident claim settled for £1,200,000 compensation

03 August 2015

By Personal Injury Solicitor Jason Harries

Client situation

Our Personal Injury Solicitors were instructed in a car accident claim to represent a family involved in a high speed car accident in Oxford. Three members of the family were severely injured when the driver of a 4x4 vehicle attempted to turn right across the path of our client’s car.

The resulting collision required attendance by all three emergency services. The police had to close the road, the fire brigade had to cut the occupants out of the car and the ambulance service attended with road and air ambulances to take the injured to hospital.

The family all suffered serious, life changing physical and psychological injuries as a result of the car accident.

Case outcome £1,200,000 compensation

Right after being instructed in this case, it quickly became obvious that the family would suffer considerable difficulties in returning to normal day-to-day life. The mother was unable to return to work and required extensive and ongoing care from a surgical team in respect of very significant leg injuries, as well as a spinal injury.

The car accident also had a considerable impact on the rest of the family who had to provide assistance to the injured members of the family.

With assistance from Personal Injury Solicitor, Jason Harries, the family were able to get external support and assistance. A taxi account, domestic support and assistance and Interim Payments of compensation went some way to alleviate financial hardship caused as a result of the mother’s inability to return to work.

In addition we secured funding for the involvement of a case manager to organise physiotherapy. We also arranged for the provision of orthotic footwear, gym membership and private surgical intervention to assist with the treatment.

Personal Injury Solicitor Jason Harries secured a compensation settlement in the amount of £1,200,000 within three years of the car accident.

We were pleased with the compensation settlement achieved as this amount should allow the mother to improve the quality of life for herself and her family. She will be able to purchase a more suitable property as well as secure the necessary aids and equipment that were reported upon and recommended by the experts that we commissioned to advise her.

Whilst our client will continue to have to deal with the effects of the accident for the rest of her life, we are pleased that we could help her and her family in their recovery by providing fact to face support and securing the appropriate treatment and rehabilitation throughout the course of the claim. We are also pleased that the were able to secure funding and advances of settlement monies throughout the process of the claim.

Every year our Personal Injury Solicitors and Litigation Lawyers secure millions of pounds in compensation for people injured in accidents, and most claims can be dealt with on on a No Win No Fee basis.

As part of the Co-op Group our values of openness, honesty, social responsibility and caring for others are core to the service we provide.

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