Dominique Parker, specialist personal injury lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) Offices, has secured compensation of over £30,000 for a pedestrian who was hit by car as he crossed over a service road.
The client was attempting to cross a service road in Enfield, Middlesex when he was hit by a car. He sustained a fracture to his right knee and soft tissue injuries to both of his hands. He was in hospital for almost a month and developed a deep vein thrombosis for which he had to have treatment for many months.
The client lived on his own and the accident affected his confidence. He was unable to leave his flat in London and socialise for many months.
The driver of the car was very familiar with the area where the accident happened; he lived nearby. We argued that he failed to drive at a speed that was safe even though he was within the speed limit. There was a dropped kerb leading across the road to an underpass to enable pedestrians to cross a main A road safely. His local knowledge meant that he should have been aware that pedestrians would cross at this point. Primary liability was admitted by the driver’s insurers and we negotiated a settlement for the client of over £30,000.
As the client developed deep vein thrombosis in his injured leg, it was imperative that we checked to make sure that this was not going to cause him any long term problems. This was properly explored with the medical expert we used for the claim. The Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon used to advise about the client’s long term prognosis advised that he would need a knee replacement in the future. The cost of that private surgery was recovered for the client.
Dominique Parker specialises in road traffic accident cases. If you would like to ask Dominque a question about a potential case, or if you have a general query about any personal injury, contact her on 01892 701366 in confidence.