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Phillip’s motorcycle accident claim settled for £90,000

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Phillip’s motorcycle accident claim settled for £90,000

Motorbike accident case study

Phillip is a lifelong biker and enjoys Sunday cruising when the weather permits. He was out riding his motorcycle on a Co. Antrim country road on a particularly nice Sunday morning. As Phillip was passing a residential property, a dog ran out of the driveway, causing a collision. Phillip lost control and came off his motorbike at speed. An onlooker dialled 999. The police attended the scene and an injured Phillip was taken to hospital by ambulance. Tragically, the dog did not survive the accident.   

As a result of the motorbike accident, Phillip suffered a serious leg fracture which required surgery and a period of rehabilitation.

Motorcycle accident claims in Northern Ireland

The injured biker decided to pursue a claim shortly after the accident. He contacted us and enjoyed the benefit of a free initial consultation with Brian Turkington. Once instructed with the claim, Brian contacted the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to obtain the dog owner’s details. He investigated further and established that the dog was covered under the home insurance policy attached to the property that the dog ran onto the road from.

Claims & compensation

Brian had Phillip examined by three separate consultant doctors who provided medico-legal reports concerning the fracture, scarring left from surgery and Phillip’s psychological reaction to the accident. We obtained a report from an occupational therapist who gave an expert opinion on the monetary cost of the care administered to Phillip by his wife and the cost of his material domestic requirements during rehabilitation.  

Motorbike expert solicitors

Brian initiated High Court proceedings against the owners who accepted liability. Prior to the hearing, the home insurer indicated a willingness to settle the matter. They offered an initial amount in compensation which was immediately rejected. After some negotiation, Brian settled the matter for his client in the sum of £90,000.

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