At the end of October the clocks go back, sunset occurs earlier in the day and unfortunately, the number of road traffic accidents rise. In 2019, pedestrian deaths rose from 33 in September and 36 in October to 54 in November and 57 in December....
Our personal injury claims handler, Samantha Ord, recently settled a case for a pedestrian who was hit by a car.
The client was standing outside a shop reading the headlines of a newspaper stand, when he was hit by a reversing car. The client was knocked five yards, causing him to fall to the ground. During the fall he suffered cuts to his hands and face and injuries to his left shoulder and left knee.
When the injuries continued to cause the client pain, he sought medical advice where he was referred for an x-ray.The scan showed that the client had underlying osteo-arthritis that had been aggravated by the accident. The client has to undergo a series of rehabilitation sessions. The case was eventually settled for £20,000.