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Fosters Solicitors secure £100,000 settlement for road crash client

Fosters Solicitors’ Personal Injury team were instructed by Michelle on a no-win-no-fee basis to obtain compensation for a head-on road traffic accident she had been involved in.

The accident left Michelle not only with physical injuries, but with travel anxiety which affected her ability to continue to work. Michelle’s claim ran for almost three years until settlement was achieved in the sum of £100,000.

Our Personal Injury team helped support Michelle through the process and to achieve the compensation, which will support her financially as she enters early retirement.

Michelle’s case

Michelle was driving along a B road in Norfolk when a car heading in the opposite direction swerved onto her side of the road and caused a head-on collision. Michelle was taken to hospital and diagnosed with whiplash-style injuries as well as injuries to her ribs and sternum.

Various reports were obtained by medical experts to comment on the extent of Michelle’s injuries, as it had become apparent that they were not just physical. Michelle had approximately two months off work as a result of her injuries before being placed on a phased return to work. Michelle was still struggling with pain in her neck and had also developed travel anxiety as a result of the accident. The anxiety element meant that Michelle was unable to drive or be a passenger in a vehicle, therefore making it difficult for her to continue to work. Eventually, Michelle took early retirement from her job and was able to claim for loss of future earnings and pension with the assistance of a forensic accountant’s report.

Fosters were able to assist Michelle at every step of the claim by ensuring that all relevant reports relating to her injuries and recovery were obtained, these included reports from a GP, orthopaedic surgeon, psychologist, spinal surgeon and occupational health, as well as securing interim payments to help Michelle with her day-to-day bills. This enabled Fosters to negotiate with the defendant’s insurer and narrow the gap between the defendant’s opening offer of £15,000 and the £100,000 that was finally achieved.

I was delighted to secure a great result for the client who was very worried about her finances after having to reluctantly retire early due to injury. Michelle can now try and enjoy her retirement without having to worry about how she will pay her bills.
Chris Turner, road traffic accident claim specialist, Fosters Solicitors

Road traffic accident claim solicitors

Fosters Solicitors has considerable experience in representing clients who have been involved in road traffic crashes across the country and abroad.

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident or any other personal injury incident, please contact us for a no-obligation chat and information about our no win no fee services on 01603 620508 or by email.