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Angela’s whiplash claim settled for £7,500

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A red car driving up a coastal road on the norther coast of Northern Ireland

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Angela was travelling as a passenger in a relative’s car on the north coast when it was rear shunted by another vehicle, almost pushing their car into a tree. As a result, Angela suffered soft-tissue injuries to her neck and upper back that were consistent with whiplash. It was a frightening experience and Angela did not know how to proceed following the road traffic accident. Although her injuries were not severe, she was left in some pain and discomfort. She was unfamiliar with the claims process and had apprehensions about how complicated and stressful it might be. She spoke about the ordeal and her feelings around it with a close friend who advised that she contact McCartan Turkington Been Solicitors.

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Angela’s friend specifically recommended James Fay of McCartan Turkington Breen. During a free initial consultation, James put Angela’s mind at ease by going through the process from beginning to end, including all the risks and potential outcomes. Feeling more confident, Angela instructed James to pursue compensation for the accident. James issued proceedings and obtained medical evidence to be used in support of the claim. The other driver’s insurer admitted liability and a settlement offer was made.

James advised his client that the amount was much too low and she instructed him to negotiate a higher figure on her behalf. A short time later, James was able to obtain an increased settlement figure of £7,500. The matter was settled to Angela’s delight in a very short period of time. This firm, and James in particular, has since received several new clients that were recommended by our client, turned advocate, Angela.

If you would like to know more about whiplash, read our blog entitled A Guide On Whiplash.

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