Dominique Parker, specialist personal injury lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured £95,000 for a man who sustained head, spinal and soft tissue injuries when a car mounted the pavement, striking him.
The claimant in this personal injury claim was a 37 year old man who sustained injuries after being knocked down by a vehicle that mounted the pavement he was standing on. Liability for the accident was admitted by the defendant’s insurers.
The claimant was taken to the local A&E and was found to have sustained a closed head injury, soft tissue injury to his lumbar spine which caused symptoms of pain to extend into his left leg, as well as soft tissue injuries to his right knee.
The injury to his right knee turned out to be far more significant than originally thought and surgery was required to alleviate the claimant’s symptoms. He suffered with an on-going inability to kneel and on-going discomfort which was confirmed by our orthopaedic expert as permanent.
The claimant had a pre-existing back problem for which he had surgery three years prior to the road traffic collision. It was found that the accident had accelerated his back symptoms by a period of 2-4 years.
The claimant had been due to start working as a roofer shortly after the accident but was unable to accept the position due to his injuries. Instead, a few years after the accident, the claimant managed to return to his previous occupation as a landscape gardener.
Dominique Parker, acting for the claimant, entered into negotiations with the defendants and was able to obtain an out-of-court settlement of £95,000. This was to compensate him for the injuries he sustained and the losses and expenses he had incurred as a result of his injuries he sustained.
Dominique Parker specialises in road traffic accident cases. If you would like to ask Dominique a question about a potential case, or if you have a general query about any personal injury, contact her on 01892 701366 in confidence.