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Case study for Pedestrian sustaining serious injury after being hit by a car – “H v K”

Paul Fretwell acted for a lady in her 70’s who was knocked down at quite low speed by a reversing car. She suffered a bleed on the brain and needed neurosurgery to remove the blood clot. She suffered from enduring difficulties related to head injury including with memory, concentration, fatigue, mood and loss of confidence plus headaches.

We were able to secure interim payments of compensation to provide rehabilitation and specialist therapies to help our client regain a good quality of life. We maintained an effective line of communication with the insurer/defence lawyer which was vital in securing an excellent negotiated settlement of the claim without the need for court proceedings. We relied upon excellent expert opinions including from a neurosurgeon and care expert. We successfully dealt with a suggestion that our client may have suffered age related problems anyway.

An award was secured in the sum of £400,000 The defence solicitor commented ” many thanks for the very open way you have dealt with matters throughout. Without your approach, this matter would not have settled now which has been to everyone’s benefit”

Our client said “What you have achieved is unbelievable…When I left your office I felt I was saying goodbye to a friend, which I feel you’ve been. I will be eternally grateful for all you have done”