Injured driver recovers 380% more than insurer’s first compensation offer

This case related to an accident which occurred near the A14 in Suffolk. My client was injured in a collision caused by another driver’s negligence.

Expert evidence was obtained from a GP and then Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and, upon review of a post-accident MRI scan, it was confirmed that the claimant’s accident-related injuries would last for at least a year.

The claimant had suffered a significant loss of earnings as a result of the accident and, after much negotiation, a settlement of just under £20,000 was achieved.  The defendant insurer’s first offer was £5,000.

This highlights the need to instruct a lawyer if you have been injured in an accident in order to ensure that all necessary medical evidence is obtained and to make sure that any negotiations result in fair damages being recovered to reflect the extent of your pain, suffering and associated losses.

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