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Susanne’s road traffic accident claim settled for £137,500

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Susanne’s road traffic accident claim settled for £137,500

Vehicle passenger accident case study

Susanne was a passenger in a van driven by a friend when he collided with another large vehicle in Belfast. The accident was very serious and Susanne suffered several severe injuries. She was rushed to A&E and spent five days in intensive care. She spent a further two weeks as an inpatient and was treated for many broken ribs, several other fractures, deep cuts on both knees and psychological injuries.

Personal injury claims in Northern Ireland

Soon into her recovery, Susanne started to research personal injury claims. She came across McCartan Turkington Breen and arranged a free initial consultation with Michael Allison. Susanne instructed Michael to pursue compensation on her behalf and he sent a letter of claim to the driver’s insurer. They denied liability. Michael arranged for Susanne to be examined by a number of consultant experts who would provide reports that would be key to winning her case. She saw a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, a consultant thoracic surgeon, a consultant radiologist and a consultant psychiatrist. She was also assessed a disability care expert who provided a report on Susanne’s future requirements.

Michael issued High Court proceedings. As the hearing drew near, the insurer conceded liability and invited us to settlement negotiations. After some back and forth, the matter settled in the sum of £137,500. Susanne viewed this as very favourable, as it removed the necessity of having to give formal evidence at a hearing.

Our road traffic accident claims solicitors can help you too

If you were involved in a road traffic accident in the past three years, our team of personal injury solicitors can help. Learn more about our Road Traffic Accident claims service or Contact Us for a free, no-commitment discussion with a personal injury specialist lawyer.


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