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£370,000 compensation payout for injured police sergeant

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Earlier this month the story of Steve Ball, a 43 year old police sergeant who was seriously injured in a motorbike accident, was documented on the BBC News website.
Mr Ball was forced to retire after a head-on collision with another motorcycle left him without the use of his right side and in need of painful nerve surgery. Eleven days in hospital and four lots of surgery were the result of an error of judgement by a member of the public.
An out of court settlement saw the police sergeant awarded £370,000 in compensation.
According to the Department of Transport, motorcycle traffic increased by 2 per cent between 2008 and 2009. There were 472 motorcycle user fatalities in 2009 and 5,350 seriously injured.
Claiming compensation for motorcycle accidents
Claiming compensation for road traffic accidents and in particular, motorcycle accidents, involves specialist legal expertise. Proving the liability of the other party using evidence from an accident report is one skill, and working closely with medical professionals to make sure adequate financial provision is made to cover the injured party’s recuperation and care, and loss of earnings, is another.
In the case of injured police sergeant Mr Ball, his injuries were life changing and forced him to retire from his job. No longer being able to work would have caused a major financial concern, and losing considerable mobility meant normal day to day life and leisure time would never be the same. The personal injury solicitor acting for Mr Ball would have ensured the £370,000 settlement was one that fairly compensated these issues.
For any type of road traffic accident injury claim, including motorcycle accidents, Stephensons have the specialist knowledge to achieve the highest sums in compensation. Call us in confidence on 01616 966 229 to discuss your road traffic accident claim.
By personal injury solicitor, Kate Sweeney